Regional development

OECD Mining regions and cities

 

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Enhancing regional productivity and well-being

The OECD is implementing a project to develop recommendations for improving regional development outcomes for regions and cities that are specialised in mining and extractive industries. The project is inclusive of sub-national and national governments, the private sector, universities, and not-for-profit organisations. It will create opportunities for peer-review and learning through events and studies undertaken by the OECD. 

Objectives

  1. Provide a framework for the OECD, the mining industry, national and sub-national governments, and non-government organisations to cooperate on addressing shared challenges related to mining, extractive industries and regional development. 
  2. Produce a series of publications that deliver regional specific recommendations and implementation support, and a tool-kit (benchmarking and guidance, indicators and data, and best practices) to support the implementation of better regional development policies in a mining and extractives context across countries
  3. Develop a global platform for mining regions and cities through events and peer-review that enable knowledge sharing, advocacy and dialogue between public/private sectors and local communities on better policies to enhance regional productivity and wellbeing.

Background note

 

Discussion paper

 

Implementation plan

 

 

Second event in Darwin, Australia

The 2nd OECD meeting of Mining Regions and Cities, will be hosted by the city of Darwin from 20-24 November. The will include a special focus on mining and extractive industries and regional development in Southeast Asia, and innovative partnerships between indigenous communities and the mining industry. Following the conference on 20-22 November, an optional side visit will be organised on 23-24 November focusing on good practices for indigenous communities and the mining industry.

A formal invitation will follow by end of June 2018 along with further details about the program, venue and logistical information. To register interest in participating and/or speaking at the event, and for further information please email miningregions@oecd.org.

 Preliminary agenda

 

   

First event in Antofagasta, Chile

 

The first OECD Mining Regions event was held in Antofagasta, Chile in October 2017 and was attended by 275 participants across 14 countries.

Agenda

 

Proceedings

 

Who's who

 

Partners

 

  Mineria Antofagasta
 
 

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Why is this event important?    ¿Por que es este evento importante?

LOCAL PARTNERS

Universidad Catolica Antofagasta Cluster Minero Comité de desarrollo Productivo Regional Municipalidad
 Industriales  CREO CORFO ‌  IPP

Please note that the event is designed to build a network for knowledge-sharing about regional development issues for regions and cities that are specialised in mining and extractive industries which would be composed of experts, policymakers and practitioners with a consultative role. It should under no circumstances be considered as an OECD body. 

The meeting in Darwin will include a special focus on mining and extractive industries and regional development in south-east Asia, and innovative partnerships between Indigenous communities and the mining industry. Following the conference on 20th – 22nd November, an optional side visit will be organised on 23th - 24th November focusing on good practices for indigenous communities and the mining industry.

 

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