OECD Workshop on Improving Productivity in Lagging Regions

 

OECD Conference Centre, Paris,  28 June 2010

This workshop discussed the key factors that have been successful in helping lagging regions reach national standards and in particular the role regional policies have played in areas such as human capital, infrastructure, connectivity and innovation.

The workshop was part of an overall project on Growing Lagging Regions, which is an activity of the OECD International Forum on Regional Policy, as part of the Programme of Work of the Territorial Development Policy Committee (TDPC). 

 

Opening Session: What we know about the Determinants of Regional Growth

 

Chair:  Nick Vanston (OECD)

 

Session 1: Human Capital Skills for Future or Skills for Present?

Presentations: 

Discussants:  

  • Sverker Lindblad, Sweden
  • William Tompson, OECD

 

Session 2: Infrastructure – Accessibility or Connectivity?

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Session 3: Institutions and Policy Discussions

Presentations:  

  • Claire Charbit, OECD (Working Paper will be available here shortly)

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Summary of the Rapporteur

  • Nick Vanston, OECD

 

Concluding Remarks and the Way Forward

  • Joaquim Oliveira Martins, OECD

 

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