The OECD Review Report of the Paso del Norte region is available here.
The executive summary is available here.
The Paso del Norte Region is the largest metropolitan area on the US-Mexican border, with Ciudad Juárez as a major manufacturing centre. However, the economic performance on both sides of the border region is below the OECD average. The long-term competitiveness of the region is under a threat due to ongoing violence, brain drain and environmental degradation.
The ability to fuel local growth by cultivating relevant skills is the best guarantee that Paso del Norte will thrive in future. A globally competitive region needs to have a highly skilled workforce and knowledge-based economy. To break out of the low skill/low wage economy, Paso del Norte needs to improve educational attainment levels on both sides of the border. It will also need to foster new business formation
and provide jobs and entrepreneurial skills to higher education graduates. This publication explores a range of helpful policy measures and institutional reforms to mobilise higher education for regional development.
Key issues in the Paso del Norte Region
More about the Paso del Norte Region, its higher education institutions, and the HEIs' role in regional development