Fully unleashing the country's potential and lifting productivity also in the sectors that are lagging behind requires a comprehensive programme to improve the skills of all Mexicans, both at school and in the labour market. Such investment will also contribute to reducing inequalities of income and opportunity, which constitute one of the key obstacles for Mexico’s development.
The migration of millions of Mexicans to cities in recent decades has not brought the economic benefits it could have with better urban planning. More flexible housing policy and closer co-ordination between housing and infrastructure projects could keep people closer to jobs and services and reduce the high share of homes lying empty in Mexico, according to a new OECD report.
As Mexico seeks to boost economic growth, pressures on its natural resources and environmental outcomes may intensify, jeopardizing the sustainability of that growth and the well-being of the population.
The OECD Mexico Centre serves as regional contact in Latin America for the full range of OECD activities, from the sales of publications, to inquiries from the media, to liaison with governments, parliaments, business, labour and civil society.
This document sets out when Mexico joined the OECD, what its permanent delegation does, and the benefits of OECD membership.