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Demographic change is one of the key challenges today for local development together with globalisation, knowledge/technological shift, climate change and the development of the green economy, inclusiveness and poverty.
Localities across the OECD area are confronted with the challenge of reducing high and persistent unemployment and defining new sources of economic growth, all in the context of shrinking public resources. The 9th Annual Meeting offered an opportunity to reflect on innovative ways to support local job creation, business growth and effective policy delivery.
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Disaster is now the norm. As we build and rebuild cities for the future we will have to create new models of spatial and economic development based on continuing violent and unpredictable weather. This seminar engaged this topic, asking questions and pointing to directions for an unknowable natural environment.
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The main purpose of the conference was to summarise the local scenarios of demographic change project results, present the most important conclusions and recommendations coming out from its realiaation and discuss strategic approaches to counteract negative results of demographic changes in Poland and in other OECD countries.
Brazil’s economic growth has been supported in recent years by important government investment and social programmes that mobilise resources across the country. These programmes could help Brazil to meet its goals of sustaining economic growth and fostering social development, while reducing regional disparities.
The OECD review of Brazil explores regional trends and development in Brazil. It looks at how regional policies can promote growth and foster social inclusion, and the role of multi-level governance in implementing effective regional development policies.
High-growth firms (HGFs) – firms able to grow fast over a short period of time – contribute to most new jobs in advanced economies.
The OECD LEED Delivering Local Development work stream examines the local and regional framework conditions and instruments for intervention to achieve successful local economic development in participating countries and localities. It covers strategic themes encompassing finance and investment, building the knowledge base, delivery vehicles and economic strategies (including the local development impacts from global events).
Through the example of Abruzzo, whose capital L’Aquila was destroyed by an earthquake four years ago, a new OECD report recommends policies that can speed the recovery of regions hit by natural disasters, making them more attractive to residents, tourists and investors.
This report examines the role of Social Economy Organisation's in the provision of employment, and how they have fared during the recent period of economic turbulence.