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"Competitive Regional Clusters: National Policy Approaches" analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries.
The OECD Territorial Review of Milan recognises Milan’s skills endowment and advantageous location. But if Milan is to be a creative service hub, action is required to bolster its innovation and attractiveness and support reform via more inclusive governance.
Speakers background papers and presentations for the OECD/Scottish Executive conference on "investment Priorities for Rural Development", which took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 19-20 October 2006.
Cities are important generators of wealth, employment and productivity growth and often quoted as the engines of their national economies.
Recent work is focusing on the contractual approach of multi-level governance, the design of grants transferred from central to sub national levels of government and the variety of agreements between municipalities.
Rural regions in OECD countries are important economically and demographically. Increasing globalisation, improved communications and reduced transportation costs are drivers of economic change in rural areas. However, promoting rural development poses numerous policy and governance challenges.
OECD work on regional competitiveness addresses both the measurement of regional performance through regional statistics and indicators using the OECD Regional Database and policies to address key factors that can improve the competitiveness of regions.
OECD work on regional development covers a number of inter-related fields: regional competitiveness, multi-level governance, urban and metropolitan policy and rural development.
Taking into account the country's unique geographic location at the heart of new Europe, this review analyses the growth factors and obstacles to territorial development in the Czech Republic and the promising signs of development of major urban centres and medium sized towns.
After the severe financial crisis of 1997-98, South Korea underwent numerous changes to address its structural weaknesses and widening disparities between regions and promote regional innovation. This review discusses South Korea's rapid recovery and its future territorial development.