We support evidence-based policy to improve people's well-being in all regions and cities through testing and producing new indicators, methods and analysis, and promoting the use of data and indicators in all phases of policymaking.
Cities in the World: A New Perspective on Urbanisation
Where does your region or city stand today with respect to the 2030 Agenda?
For the OECD and the European Commission, Metropolitan Areas extend beyond cities to include cities’ commuting zones.
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), subnational governments need to know where they stand today with respect to the 2030 Agenda.
With its more than 100 indicators, this OECD tool measures the distance towards the SDGs in more than 600 regions and 600 cities of OECD and partner countries.
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The Cities in the World web tool shows indicators for all cities and metropolitan areas in the world with at least 50 thousand inhabitants.
You can view (and download) the boundaries of metropolitan areas and see indicators on population and built-up areas over time. Choose your city!
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This web tool allows you to measure well-being in your region and compare it with 402 other OECD regions based on nine topics central to the quality of our lives.
Use the Metro eXplorer web tool to compare demographic trends, economic, social and environmental performance.
The OECD Regional Database provides a unique set of comparable statistics and indicators on about 2000 regions in 30 countries.
How does your region compare? Access Database
What is a region? See Territorial Grid
Compare the performance of nearly 300 metropolitan areas in OECD countries on 45 key indicators.
How does your Metropolitan compare? Access Database
What is a Metropolitan area? See Functional Urban Areas