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A Report and a Guide on evaluation of local development strategies have been prepared by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme in collaboration with the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic.
A review of policy initiatives and broader development strategies which could inspire policymaking in Wales and other similar old industrial regions. Including 25 policy interventions and development strategies from OECD countries, the resulting four part report is available here for download.
Rural regions in Italy have some of the highest GDP per capita among OECD countries yet analysis of rural Italy reveals varied economic conditions, an increasing elderly population and a diminished focus on environmental isses. This report looks at the priorities for future rural poli
Barcelona and LEED are taking forward an initiative on “Recession, Recovery, and Reinvestment: The role of Local Economic Leadership” which will convene a series of meetings and activities to ensure that local economic development can respond effectivel
Speaking at the ministerial meeting of the territorial development policy committee, Mr. Gurría affirmed that urban and rural regions have a core role to play in promoting sustainable growth. Mayors and regional officials are leading efforts to encourage public transportation, implement climate change action plans, and curb air pollution.
This report examines both the challenges and the opportunities associated with designing and using indicator systems as a tool for the governance of regional development policy.
China should speed up investment in rural services and infrastructure and create jobs in non-agricultural sectors for returning migrants, according to a new OECD report. This will help offset the fast-rising impact of the economic slowdown on the rural economy.
Mr. Gurría presented in Beijing the first OECD Rural Policy Review of China whose topic is how to build a more diversified rural economy; how can China further stimulate economic activity and overall socioeconomic development in rural areas.
The OECD has developed tools to answer the increasing demand for statistical information at the regional level: the OECD Regional Database; the Working Party on Territorial Indicators; and the series OECD Regions at a Glance.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Cape Town, South Africa, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness and governance of the Cape Town metropolitan region.