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Water Charges in Brazil
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This report examines the current system of water abstraction and pollution charges in operation in Brazil. It assesses the Current system’s implementation challenges and provides possible solutions.
Better Use of Skills in the Workplace
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This joint OECD-ILO report provides a comparative analysis of case studies focusing on improving skills use in the workplace across eight countries.


National area distribution
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National area distribution is defined as the classification of a given country into urban, intermediate and rural regions.
The Governance of Land Use in the Czech Republic
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Prague is a vibrant and growing city facing significant land-use pressures related to rapid peri-urban growth. This report examines land use and governance trends in Prague and the broader metropolitan area, including the formal elements of the...
Governing together
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Contracts are a key tool for vertical co-ordination, enabling dialogue and capacity building across levels of government. They are frequently used for regional development policy in OECD and non-OECD countries. Drawing on contract theory and a...

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Thematic Video on Urban, Rural and Regional Development

In 2015, about two-thirds of the OECD population lives in cities, and in the next decade there are expected to be nearly 500 cities with more than 1 million inhabitants.
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