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The Third Annual Meeting of the OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers on “Cities and Green Growth” concluded that national and city leaders must work together to increase cities’ ability to promote green growth.
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa increasingly recognise that gender equality - encouraging the talents, skills, education and productivity of all their citizens, including women - will make their countries stronger.
The OECD and the European Investment Bank have agreed to share their expertise in support of economic co-operation and sustainable development. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and EIB President Philippe Maystadt signed a co-operation agreement to that effect today in Paris.
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.
OECD governments could boost economic growth and help create jobs if local agencies and authorities had more power and autonomy to adjust employment and training programmes to meet local needs, concluded OECD employment ministers attending a high level conference in Venice, Italy.
Prüfbericht zur Politik für ländliche Räume: in Deutschland ist die Politik zur Entwicklung der ländlichen Räume noch immer stark auf den Agrarsektor konzentriert. In anderen Bereichen, die einen bedeutenden Beitrag zu Wachstum und Beschäftigung leisten könnten, werden dagegen die Entwicklungschancen noch nicht ausreichend genutzt.
Local entrepreneurship is one of the keys to business development in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, and women have a particular role to play in getting the region to fulfil its economic potential and bring greater prosperity to its citizens
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OECD countries are downplaying subsidies as a way of promoting regional development and laying more stress on regional competitiveness, private investment and reliance on local assets, both natural and man-made. This will be the theme of a meetin...
The OECD Territorial Review on Helsinki, Finland evaluates the metropolitan region's development in recent years and assesses challenges for the future.
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The OECD Council at Ministerial level met on 15-16 May 2002, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt of Belgium, assisted by the vice-chairs from Spain, Mr. Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo, Vice-President of the Government and Ministe...