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These country notes provide detailed quantitative and qualitative information on regional performance, institutions and policy settings in OECD members. They include a description of the country's administrative structure, regional policies and the contribution of regions to national growth.
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.
This page displays the full list of publications relating to rural development policy.
Twice before, Country Fact Sheets have been published by the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance providing valuable up-to-date information about area-based partnerships. “forumpartnerships2009” – Country Fact Sheets provides an update on what has changed.
Rural areas in the Netherlands are characterised by their proximity to cities. This is not surprising considering that the Netherlands is the most urbanised country in the OECD, having the second highest population density in the OECD.
Despite concern about the negative impacts of globalisation on the economies of OECD regions, "Globalisation and Regional Economies" presents evidence that region-specific advantages remain a significant source of productivity gain for firms.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Randstad Holland, Netherlands aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness of the Randstad.
"Competitive Regional Clusters: National Policy Approaches" analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries.
This site contains a list of key references on the Netherlands. The documentary database includes documents on partnership and local governance that have been published by governments, universities and other organisations.
Fomentar el espíritu empresarial significa movilizar la energía empresarial dentro de un proceso dinámico que se beneficia de todas las oportunidades que puede ofrecer la economía. Este trabajo analiza los factores que favorecen el empresariado y los obstáculos que impiden su desarrollo.