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OECD Plenary: Remote working and impact on territorial inequalities

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 30 March 2022


OECD Plenary: Remote working and impact on territorial inequalities

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition to digitalisation and remote working. With confinement measures, many workers have adapted to remote working, while firms have been forced to quickly shift activities onto virtual platforms through online services and online ordering. This has led to a significant acceleration in the up-take of digitalisation across OECD countries.

The capacity to adapt to teleworking is unequal across regions, with large cities hosting the largest share of tele-workable jobs. Increasing digitalisation presents new opportunities and indeed challenges, including where workers live and firms are located.

About the session

The session will discuss the effects of teleworking on territorial inequalities and the impact on regional development in OECD countries. Suburbs, medium-sized cities and rural areas have an opportunity to capitalise on this new reality. 

Dialogue on the future of regions: Geographies of opportunity in the new global environment 

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 8 Febuary 2022


Dialogue on the future of regions: Geographies of opportunity in the new global environment 

The OECD is bringing together two renowned acclaimed experts to harvest insights on the future of regions and dialogue on how to rethink territorial development in the new global environment. Dr. Parag Khanna, author of Move: The Forces Uprooting Us discusses how global migrations – accelerated by megatrends such as climate change, automation and globalisation – will define the future of regions. Acclaimed expert in regional science, Dr. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose animates the discussion with Dr. Khanna, unpacking how and why these changes will come about and what regions can do to attract (young) talent and build a sustainable path forward.  

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The Regional Development and Multi-level Governance division at the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Region’s and Cities (CFE) focuses on regional development, multi-level governance and subnational finance.

 

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If you have questions about the OECD Regional Development and Multi-level Governance Unit's work on regions, or if you are interested in becoming a partner, and benefiting from the outcomes of this webinar series, please feel free to contact us directly.

 

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