Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".
Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country factsheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD met with Mr. Matteo Renzi, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy, in Milan on 3 October 2014.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will meet with Mr. Matteo Renzi, President of the Council of Italy, in Milan on 3 October 2014.
Biographical note of Italy's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
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According to a new OECD report, variation in rates of health care activity across geographic areas in countries is a cause for concern. Wide variation suggests that whether or not you will receive a particular health service depends to a very great extent on the region where you live within a country.
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Young Italians’ difficulties in finding work threaten to undermine investment in education.
As the significance of the creative economy continues to grow, important synergies with tourism are emerging, offering considerable potential to grow demand and develop new products, experiences and markets.These new links are driving a shift from conventional models of cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism based on intangible culture and contemporary creativity. This report examines the growing relationship between the tourism and creative sectors to guide the development of effective policies in this area. Drawing on recent case studies, it considers how to strengthen these linkages and take advantage of the opportunities to generate added value. Active policies are needed so that countries, regions and cities can realise the potential benefits from linking tourism and creativity. Key policy issues are identified.
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The ability to measure innovation is essential to an improvement strategy in education. This country note analyses how the practices are changing within classrooms and educational organisations and how teachers develop and use their pedagogical resources.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Rome on 11-12 July 2014, to present, alongside Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the 2014 Agricultural Outlook.