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The review proposes a new sustainable competitiveness agenda to enhance productivity in Toronto. This agenda could focus on innovation, cultural diversity and infrastructure; and apply a green lens to policies.
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Managing relations between different levels of government is a necessity,since almost all countries are decentralised to one degree or another. In atime of economic crisis, it is crucial that these different levels of governmentwork together effectively, as governments are having to do more, includingimplementing stimulus packages, with less. In OECD countries, sub-nationalauthorities are responsible for an average of 60% of public
The radical transformation that Spanish rural areas have experienced in the past few decades suggest a new approach to rural policy. This report looks at such issues as rural tourism, renewable energies, rural clusters, development of peri-urban areas, and service delivery.
This report recommends that Chile move towards a territorial approach to development in order to better adapt public management to the different opportunities and needs of the diverse territories of the country.
International experts and policy practitioners from around the world assessed policy options to restore the economy of the L'Aquila region. The workshop was held in Rome on 3 July 2009 and was organised by the OECD in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
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Innovation is an important component of economic development and productivity growth. Indeed, governments are aware that one of the ways they can begin to pull themselves out of the current financial and economic crisis is to invest in innovation.
This report reviews how both national and state policies in Mexico can better support regional innovation systems and includes profiles of 15 states. It reviews how both national and state policies in Mexico can better support regional innovation systems and includes profiles of 15 states.
Innovation is the main and increasing source of growth in OECD countries. Regions are key players in shaping innovation and in mobilising untapped potential for national growth.
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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Technological change, an aging work force and a global economic downturn are posing enormous challenges to OECD regions. While some regions are equipped to confront and handle these changes, others are struggling to remain competitive.