Regional Development Policies in OECD Countries
- OECD Publishing
This eagerly awaited new publication - 'Regional Policies in OECD Countries'- is the first systematic, comparative analysis of OECD countries' regional policies. Policy makers need both a handy reference guide to the regional policies of their own and other countries and a broader analysis of trends in regional policies, based on sound, comparable information. This timely publication responds to this need.
The report addresses fundamental regional policy concerns, such as:
the objectives of regional policy;
the legal/institutional framework;
the urban/rural framework;
and the governance mechanisms linking national and sub-national governments as well as sectors.
Beginning with an overview of regional policy today, what follows are country profiles covering the 31 OECD members. The profiles share a common conceptual framework, allowing members to see how their experiences measure up.
The report also contains several annexes, which cover some of the countries that are candidates for accession to the OECD or with which the OECD has enhanced engagement. The annexes also cover the key topics of cross-border cooperation and trends in urban-rural linkages, especially efforts to control urban sprawl.
The report will help countries to better understand regional policies and to formulate and diffuse horizontal policy recommendations.
The analysis suggests an important role for regional policies in shaping sustainable endogenous development, in particular well-developed governance mechanisms to better respond to the different opportunities and demands of regions and to improve policy efficiency.
A unique source of regional policy information
Detailed country profiles of the 31 OECD countries
Eagerly awaited publication called for by policy makers across the globe
Addresses the fundamental policy questions of our time.
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