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  • 10-November-2011

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa 2011

    With 22% of the national population (11.2 million inhabitants), the Gauteng city-region is the largest and richest region in South Africa, contributing to one-third of national GDP. The area encompasses a series of connected cities, including Johannesburg and the national capital of Tshwane (formerly Pretoria), that function as a single, integrated region. Gauteng has been South Africa’s growth engine: for every additional 1% growth in population in the province, 1.6% is added to its contribution to national growth, implying higher productivity than in other parts of the country. Nevertheless, the city-region’s growth potential is constrained by deep socio-economic challenges, including high unemployment (26.9%) and low productivity growth. Its rapid demographic and economic development has also reinforced the spatial segregation instituted under apartheid.

    Against the backdrop of South Africa’s achievements since the fall of apartheid, this Review evaluates measures to position economic development policy and to confront economic inequality in Gauteng. The issues of adequate housing as a catalyst of economic development and a vehicle for socioeconomic integration, transport mobility and public service delivery are examined in detail. The Review also assesses the economic growth potential of the manufacturing and green sectors, as well as governance issues, focussing on the potential of intergovernmental collaboration in advancing a cross-cutting regional approach for Gauteng.  

  • 25-October-2011

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    Water Governance in OECD Countries: A Multi-level Approach

    Water is essentially a local issue and involves a plethora of stakeholders at basin, municipal, regional, national and international levels. This report looks at the challenges in water policy implementation and identifies good practices in co-ordinating water policy.

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  • 20-October-2011

    English, Excel, 68kb

    Water Governance in OECD countries: a Multi-Level Approach - Executive summary

    This is the executive summary of the report Water Governance in OECD countries: a Multi-Level Approach.

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  • 20-September-2011

    English, PDF, 69kb

    Making the most of public investment: Executive summary

    Executive summary of the publication "Making the most of public investment: Lessons from the crisis".

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  • 19-September-2011

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    Making the Most of Public Investment in a Tight Fiscal Environment

    This publication gives a comparative overview of lessons that can be drawn from the financial crisis followed by a section covering a selection of country cases (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Korea, Spain, Sweden and the United States).

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  • 17-May-2011

    English

    OECD Urban Policy Reviews: Poland

    This comprehensive review of urban policy in Poland looks at the urban system and the challenges it faces, national policies for urban development in Poland, and adapting governance for a national urban policy agenda.

  • 4-May-2011

    English

    OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Regions and Innovation Policy

    This review addresses the needs of national and regional governments for greater clarity on how to strengthen the innovation capacity of regions to boost national performance. It is part of wider OECD work on regional development and supports the OECD Innovation Strategy.

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  • 14-April-2011

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    Rural Development Factsheet

    This is a summary of rural development goals.

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  • 14-April-2011

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    Urban Development Factsheet

    Urban development addresses current issues such as global warming, poverty and exclusion and encourages the benefits of agglomeration by providing collective public goods.

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  • 14-April-2011

    English, Excel, 331kb

    Multi-level Governance Factsheet

    Regional policy requires multi-level governance mechanisms within a coherent, forward looking, cross-sectoral,andflexible framework.

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