Regional development

International Conference on Regional Development and Foreign Direct Investment


The conference, held from 12-13 December 2002 in Fortaleza, Brazil, provided a valuable opportunity to bring together key actors from the public and private sectors. Participants had the unique occasion to discuss trends in regional inequalities related to territorial development policies, with a special focus on the role of FDI in the development of regions in Brazil, other Latin America countries, Europe and Asia. See below for a selection of papers presented during the conference.

On trends and challenges in territorial development:

  • Cultivating Regional Development: Main Trends and Policy Challenges in OECD Regions (153KB)

On governance and FDI:

On education:

For papers that address specifically the situation in Brazil:

For more information, the press release gives a brief summary of the conference. Please contact for further details.


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