Regional development


  • Governance of Land Use

    How land is used makes the difference between places where commuting is lengthy and onerous, city centres are unappealing and empty, housing is unaffordable, and natural amenities are scarce, to those with a high quality of life and wellbeing for residents.

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  • Effective Public Investment Toolkit

    The "Toolkit" is an on-line resource providing implementation guidance for the OECD Recommendation on Effective Public Investment Across Levels of Government. It supports both implementation and peer learning, with indicators and good practices from countries, regions, and municipalities.

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  • How's life in your region?

    The OECD Regional Well-being web tool allows you to measure well-being in your region and compare it with 394 other OECD regions based on eleven topics central to the quality of our lives.

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Countries need competitive dynamic regions to achieve their economic, social and environmental objectives. Regional development policies complement national macroeconomic and structural policies.      More on Regional Development Policy... 

OECD work on the themes below contributes to the overall goal of reducing regional disparities and helping lagging regions to catch up. The OECD Regional Outlook 2016 examines the widening productivity gap across regions within countries, and the implications of these trends for the well-being of people living in different places. 


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