Regional development


  • 2nd International Conference on National Urban Policy

    The 2nd International Conference on National Urban Policy, taking place on 15-16 May 2017, will be the first opportunity following the Habitat III Conference in Quito to consider in an international forum the role of National Urban Policy (NUP) in the global urban agenda and within the context of the ongoing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process. The conference is jointly hosted by the OECD and UN Habitat.

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  • Effective Public Investment Toolkit

    The "Toolkit" is an on-line resource providing implementation guidance for the OECD Recommendation on Effective Public Investment Across Levels of Government. It supports both implementation and peer learning, with indicators and good practices from countries, regions, and municipalities.

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  • How's life in your region?

    The OECD Regional Well-being web tool allows you to measure well-being in your region and compare it with 394 other OECD regions based on eleven topics central to the quality of our lives.

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Countries need competitive dynamic regions to achieve their economic, social and environmental objectives. Regional development policies complement national macroeconomic and structural policies.      More on Regional Development Policy... 

OECD work on the themes below contributes to the overall goal of reducing regional disparities and helping lagging regions to catch up. The OECD Regional Outlook 2016 examines the widening productivity gap across regions within countries, and the implications of these trends for the well-being of people living in different places. 


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