Speeches / Presentations


9-November-2009

English

Restoring growth in a post-bailout era: the crucial contribution of cities

After two years of bad news and trillions of dollars of losses, the global economy is now stabilising. The challenge is to move from a policy-based recovery to self-sustained growth. How can cities, the main economic engines of this world, contribute to build stronger, cleaner and fairer economies?

31-March-2009

English

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.

21-March-2009

English

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.

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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16-February-2009

Spanish

Presentación del estudio de política rural de España

En sus observaciones, Angel Gurría destacó la admirable capacidad de España para transformar su política rural durante los últimos diez años, aumentando la productividad del sector rural español por encima de la media Europea.

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23-December-2008

English

Regional development and global challenges

The Territorial Development Policy Committee met to discuss how regional policies can address global challenges. Mark Drabenstott, Director of the RUPRI Center for Regional Competitiveness, University of Missouri, US, and TDPC Chair, tells the regional policy story.

10-October-2008

English

OECD Roundtable on Urban Strategy of Mayors and Ministers on “Competitive Cities and Climate Change”: Remarks by Angel Gurría

Given that the majority of the world’s population lives in cities accounting for 60 to 80 percent of emissions, cities are key actors in our efforts to achieve long-term sustainable solutions to the global climate change challenge, according to Mr. Gurría.

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22-January-2007

English

Globalising Cities and Regions - Rethinking the Urban and Regional Policy Agenda

Angel Gurría addressed the importance of local initiatives and regional development in helping countries adapt to the challenges of globalisation and technological change in his speech delivered at the Danish Growth Council.

11-February-2004

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Presentation in Trento by Xavier Greffe

Download Mr. Xavier Greffe's presentation on Local Governance and Partnerships. This paper was presentated during the inauguration of the LEED Trento Centre.

21-January-2004

English

Women’s Entrepreneurship and the LEED Programme

The OECD’s LEED Committee has been working for 20 years on the close relationship between entrepreneurship and local development, and it has played a pioneering role in the issue of women’s entrepreneurship.

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