Regions and Cities at a Glance 2020 provides a comprehensive assessment of how regions
and cities across the OECD are progressing towards stronger, more sustainable and
more resilient economies and societies. The publication provides a unique comparative
picture in a number of aspects connected to economic development, health, well-being
and net zero-carbon transition across regions and cities in OECD and selected non-OECD
countries. In the light of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the
report analyses outcomes and drivers of social, economic and environmental resilience.
This edition provides several new features. First, an extended set of health-related
indicators, including excess mortality, morbidity rates, and air quality. Second,
novel indicators on the potential of regions and cities to remote working, as well
as on trade openness and access to digital infrastructure enrich the economic chapter.
Third, the report offers a number of new climate-and environment-related indicators,
including on sustainable electricity production and related carbon emissions. The
report shows population trends in over nine thousands cities and metropolitan areas
across the entire world. Finally, the last chapter presents new indicators on spending
and revenues capacity of regional governments in OECD countries.
How prepared are regions and cities in OECD countries to face the current crisis and the other megatrends affecting our economies and societies? OECD Regions and Cities at a Glance 2020 provides a comprehensive assessment of how regions and cities are progressing in their efforts to build stronger, more sustainable and more resilient economies and societies.
The OECD Regions and Cities Data Visualisation is a web-platform that allows visualising maps and charts for a wide range of statistical indicators at the subnational scale, all of which are downloadable in CSV format. The available indicators cover crucial demographic, social, economic and environmental topics. While most indicators are primarily available for OECD member countries, a sub-set of indicators on population, builtup area and air quality have a global coverage that includes all the cities (and their commuting zones) in the world of at least 50 000 inhabitants