OECD Regional Outlook 2016
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OECD Regional Outlook 2016

Productive Regions for Inclusive Societies

Regions and cities are where the effects of policies to promote economic growth and social inclusion are felt in day-to-day life. 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. It discusses how structural policies, public investment and multi-level governance reforms can help boost productivity and address inclusion. Drawing on a survey of OECD countries, the Outlook  highlights country practices in regional, urban, and rural development policy that guide public investment. The Special Focus Part II on rural areas looks at different types of rural area and their productivity performance trends, and suggests that countries move towards a “Rural Policy 3.0”. The Policy Forum on Regions and Cities: Implementing Global Agendas includes chapters by many leading global organisations on how regions and cities can be instrumental in achieving the targets of agreements such as the Paris Accord and the Sustainable Development Goals.  Individual country profiles provide an overview of regional, urban and rural development policies as well as performance in terms of productivity and well-being among different regions.

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This chapter first considers the definition of rural, with a discussion of the characteristics of low-density economies and methods to capture some of those characteristics in the definition of rural regions. The second part of the chapter analyses key trends in rural regions, including trends in productivity, gross domestic product, employment, and demographic change, using the OECD extended typology that allows for the classification of rural regions according to their proximity to cities. There is a focus on the role of the tradable sector for productivity performance and the resilience of rural regions to the effects of the recent crisis.

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