Regional development

OECD Regional Outlook 2011

 

Building Resilient Regions for Stronger Economies

        

ISBN Number:    
9789264111707    

 

This publication highlights the central role of regions and regional policies in generating an employment recovery and realising the innovation potential of OECD economies.

 

The contribution of cities and rural areas in addressing climate change and shifting our economies towards green growth is also analysed.

 

In addition to presenting overviews of a large body of OECD work on regional development and regional policy, this publication presents a unique debate over the role and potential of different approaches to regional policy: whether policies should be place or non place-based. This debate includes contributions from a number of leading academics and public officials working in the field.

 

Also contained are a set of short country profiles covering the 34 OECD members. Structured so as to facilitate comparison across countries, they offer not only brief statistical snapshots of regional performance, but also qualitative information on institutions and policy settings.

 Executive summary


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 Information by country

 

These country notes provide detailed quantitative and qualitative information on regional performance, institutions and policy settings.

The notes include a description of countries administrative structure, regional policies and the contribution of regions to national growth.

 

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 Table of contents

 

Key regional trends and policies
C 1. Regional growth: disparities and opportunities
C 2. Regional responses to the jobs crisis
C 3. Dealing with sub-national finances under strain


Special focus: innovation and green growth in regions
C 4. Regions matter for innovation
C 5. Green growth for regional development


Policy forum: place-based or spatially blind development models?
C 6. Why location matters: the terms of a debate
C 7. Improving regional development policies
C 8. Places, in places, but people everywhere: the place for policy
C 9. Non-market effects on agglomeration and their policy responses – can we overcome the mismatch?
C10. Why and when development policy should be place-based
C11. Alternative approaches to development policy: intersections and divergences    


Country notes
A set of short country profiles covering the 34 OECD members

 

Video

 

Why regions matter -
Developing regional economic growth

 

Mark Drabenstott, former Chair of the Territorial Development Policy committee, talks about why regions matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

Blog


All immigration is local: How Regional Factors Shape Global Migration 

by Monica Brezzi
Head of Regional Statistics Unit, OECD Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development


 

  Further reading

 

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www.oecd.org/regional

 

Permanent URL: www.oecd.org/regional/outlook

 

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Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe