OECD Territorial Reviews: Sweden 2017

Monitoring Progress in Multi-level Governance and Rural Policy

Sweden has long given priority to promoting both sustainable economic growth in its regions and equity among them. This report looks at the progress Sweden has made in its regional growth policy, multi-level governance system and rural policy. It also takes a more in-depth look at two topics of increasing importance: whether rural Sweden has been “left behind”, and issues of regional and municipal governance. The report suggests steps Sweden can take to address its regional and rural policy challenges. It also assesses to what degree Sweden has implemented the recommendations made in the 2010 OECD Territorial Review of Sweden.  

Published on March 08, 2017

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Foreword and acknowledgements
Country profile of Sweden
Executive summary
Background on the Territorial Review
Assessment and recommendations
Progress in implementing the recommendations of the 2010 OECD Territorial Review of Sweden
Improving rural policy development in Sweden
Reforming the Swedish hourglass: More than just boundaries
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