Regional, rural and urban development

Our goal is making all regions more equitable, inclusive and resilient. How? By putting well-being and living standards at the core of our place-based approach to policy and economic activity.

Supporting recovery and resilience in all regions

The OECD's Regional Development Policy Committee (RDPC) works to build more resilient regions, better equipped to manage uncertainty and future shocks.

OECD Regional Recovery Platform

The health, economic and social impacts of the crisis have been uneven within countries – and recovery from the crisis, so far, has also been uneven. Understanding the spatial dimension and developing territorial and place-based policies is vital to supporting the recovery. (Best viewed in full-screen mode). Find out more

Additional workstreams

Supporting areas of work

Data visualisation tools

Regions and Cities Statistical Atlas

Regions and Cities Statistical Atlas

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Regional well-being

How's life where you are?

This web tool allows you to measure well-being in your region and compare it with 402 other OECD regions based on nine topics central to the quality of our lives.

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Regional disparities - compare your country

Cities in the world

A new perspective on urbanisation

The Cities in the World web tool shows indicators for all cities and metropolitan areas in the world with at least 50 thousand inhabitants.

You can view (and download) the boundaries of metropolitan areas and see indicators on population and built-up areas over time. Choose your city!

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Demographic change

Regional disparities

SNG-WOFI web portal

Latest publications

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