Since its creation in 1986, Barcelona Activa has been at the cutting edge of economic development delivery. This study explores in detail how an agency can stimulate a substantive policy shift which led to the restructuring of the economy of Barcelona.
This report – undertaken at the same time as the reforms were being implemented – will interest both policy makers engaged in similar reform processes and others working on issues such the “political economy” of reforms, rural tourism, renewable energies, rural clusters, development of peri-urban areas and public service delivery in remote rural areas.
In 2008-11, 14 regions in 11 countries underwent the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional Development aiming to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
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Giving Knowledge for Free (Spanish version): El conociomiento libre y los recursos educativos abiertos
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Spain.
This paper discusses the environmental impacts of tax incentives for innovation, and the innovation impacts of tax incentives for environmental expenditures, in the Spanish corporate income tax system.
The Autonomous Community of Catalonia participates in the Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development 2008-10. This site informs about Catalonia, its higher education institutions, and the role Catalonia's HEIs play in regional development.
The Autonomous Region of Andalusia participates in the Reviews of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Regional Development 2008-10. This site informs about Andalusia, its higher education institutions, and the role Andalusia's HEIs play in regional development.<
The EU Better Regulation project is a partnership between the OECD and the European Commission. It draws on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both organisations over the last few years.