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  • 5-November-2013

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    OECD report measures human cost of crisis; underlines need to invest in well-being

    The global economic crisis has had a profound impact on people’s well-being, reaching far beyond the loss of jobs and income, and affecting citizens’ satisfaction with their lives and their trust in governments, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-October-2013

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Puebla-Tlaxcala, Mexico 2013

    Encompassing 39 municipalities in two states, Puebla-Tlaxcala is the fourth-largest metropolitan zone in Mexico. Over the past five decades, the region has successfully attracted major national and international firms, building its reputation as both a manufacturing hub specialising in auto production and one of Mexico’s most important centres of higher education. Yet it also faces important challenges. Compared to other large Mexican metropolitan zones, Puebla-Tlaxcala has a disproportionate share of individuals with low skills, which could represent a bottleneck to future growth. Urban sprawl is another challenge with important economic, environmental and social consequences. Puebla-Tlaxcala's urban footprint expanded nearly eight times faster than its population over the past three decades, contributing to inadequate service provision and high levels of social marginalisation, particularly in the metropolitan periphery. To ensure that the region remains competitive and grows sustainably over the long term, this review recommends (i) improving workforce and economic development outcomes, particularly by raising the level of low-skilled workers; (ii) guiding urban growth more effectively to tackle urban sprawl and improve serve delivery; (iii) and addressing governance challenges by building capacity in the public sector and transitioning to forms of metropolitan governance.

  • 18-October-2013

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    Latin American Economic Outlook 2014

    The global scenario is less benign for the region due to a downturn in global trade, a decline in commodity prices and increased uncertainty surrounding external financing, says the new Latin American Economic Outlook.

  • 18-October-2013

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    Innovation, diversification and better logistics key to sustainable and inclusive growth, says latest Latin American Economic Outlook

    After a decade of relatively strong growth, Latin America is facing headwinds associated with declining trade, a moderation in commodity prices and increasing uncertainty over external financial conditions, according to the latest Latin American Economic Outlook jointly produced by the OECD Development Centre, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) and CAF - Development Bank of Latin America.

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  • 26-September-2013

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    Regulatory improvement in the Municipality of San Luis Potosí, Mexico

    The OECD and the Municipality of San Luis Potosí in Mexico launched a programme to improve municipal formalities according to the OECD Guide.

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  • 23-September-2013

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    Measuring regulatory performance at sub-national level: Benefits and challenges

    This workshop served to discuss how benchmarking and measuring regulatory performance can help advance a regulatory policy at the sub-national level.

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  • 2-September-2013

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    Mexico - strengthening the competition and regulation framework

    This multi-year project aims to improve the competitiveness of the Mexican economy by reforming and modifying the regulatory and institutional framework to support higher levels of investment, employment and growth.

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  • 2-September-2013

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    Improving Education in Mexico: A State-level Perspective from Puebla

    This book suggests strategies for building an education model that could inspire other Mexican states and fuel federal reform efforts.

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  • 23-August-2013

    Spanish

    Guía para Mejorar la Calidad Regulatoria de Trámites Estatales y Municipales e Impulsar la Competitividad de México

    Esta guía proporciona recomendaciones concretas de reformas de alto impacto que pueden ser implementadas en el corto plazo.

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  • 23-August-2013

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    Guide to Improve the Regulatory Quality of State and Municipal Formalities and Strengthen Mexico's Competitiveness

    This Guide provides concrete recommendations of high impact reforms that can be implemented in the short term in Mexico.

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