This review analyses how a paradigm shift in regional policy, building on the knowledge of both public and private stakeholders in regions (ranging from dynamic coastal urban areas to lagging inland areas), could help Portugal fully exploit its potential for sustainable development.
Rural areas in the Netherlands are characterised by their proximity to cities. This is not surprising considering that the Netherlands is the most urbanised country in the OECD, having the second highest population density in the OECD.
A first rural policy review was conducted for Finland in 1995, and this edition offers a unique look at how Finnish rural policy has evolved since the initial recommendations made in 1995.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Istanbul, Turkey, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness and governance of the Istanbul metropolitan area.
Is the Nordic welfare model economically sustainable? Can urban policy align with regional policy to exploit regional growth engines? The Territorial Review of Norway explores these questions.
Luxembourg has brought about a profound change for the better in its economy. What can be done to ensure these changes continue in the long term and in co-operation with its neighbours? The OECD Territorial Review of Luxembourg explores these questions.
Despite concern about the negative impacts of globalisation on the economies of OECD regions, "Globalisation and Regional Economies" presents evidence that region-specific advantages remain a significant source of productivity gain for firms.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Madrid, Spain, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness governance of the Madrid metropolitan area.
The OECD conferenceGlobally Competitive, Locally Engaged - Higher Education and RegionsInternational Conference, took place on 9-21 September 2007 in Valencia, Spain.
"OECD Territorial Reviews: Germany" discusses the challenges and opportunities of German rural areas. It will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, NGOs and others active in rural development.