Publications & Documents


  • 10-April-2009

    English

    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Italy

    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

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  • 9-April-2009

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    OECD Local Leadership and Economic Recovery Network

    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

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  • 31-March-2009

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    A new role for regional policy: local responses for a global crisis

    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.

  • 26-March-2009

    English

    Governing Regional Development Policy: The Use of Performance Indicators

    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.

  • 24-March-2009

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    Economic crisis threatens China’s rural strategy, says OECD

    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.

  • 21-March-2009

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    Press Launch of the Rural Policy Review of China

    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.

  • 19-March-2009

    English

    Regional Statistics and Indicators

    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.

  • 2-March-2009

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Cape Town, South Africa

    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.

  • 24-February-2009

    English

    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: China

    This report analyses the key socio-economic forces at work in China’s rural areas and discusses the current government strategy for rural development

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  • 16-February-2009

    English

    Presentation of the study on Spain's rural policy

    In his remarks, Mr. Gurría underlined that the productivity in the rural sector has grown faster in Spain than the European average since the second half of 1990s, and the country has produced the third largest expansion in agricultural output among all OECD countries.

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