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Individual country notes assessing how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of society.
Ireland’s economy is now showing encouraging signs of recovery from the financial crisis, but more must be done to reinvigorate growth and create the jobs that will get the country back to full health, according to the OECD.
Localities across the OECD area are confronted with the challenge of reducing high and persistent unemployment and defining new sources of economic growth, all in the context of shrinking public resources. The 9th Annual Meeting offered an opportunity to reflect on innovative ways to support local job creation, business growth and effective policy delivery.
This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.
These country notes provide detailed quantitative and qualitative information on regional performance, institutions and policy settings in OECD members. They include a description of the country's administrative structure, regional policies and the contribution of regions to national growth.
This international conference reviewed and drew lessons from successful past experiences and innovative solutions available today to identify how labour market policy, skills development and training policies can contribute to sustainable employment creation.
Twice before, Country Fact Sheets have been published by the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance providing valuable up-to-date information about area-based partnerships. “forumpartnerships2009” – Country Fact Sheets provides an update on what has changed.
This 2.5-day seminar was the second stage of a capacity building programme designed for experienced partnerships from OECD member countries and allowed a more in-depth discussion on how partnerships can enhance their capacity to influence policy at the local, national and international levels.
This site contains a list of key references on Ireland. The documentary database includes documents on partnership and local governance that have been published by governments, universities and other organisations.
Los gobiernos de hoy buscan activamente establecer asociaciones integrales con la sociedad civil y el sector privado. Este libro propone una estrategia que los gobiernos pueden poner en marcha para mejorar la gobernabilidad a través de las asociaciones.