OECD Regions at a Glance 2011
Hide / Show Abstract

OECD Regions at a Glance 2011

OECD Regions at a Glance is the one-stop guide for understanding regional competitiveness and performance, providing comparative statistical information at the sub-national level, graphs and maps. It identifies new ways that regions can increase their capacity to exploit local factors, mobilise resources and link with other regions. Measuring such factors as education levels, employment opportunities and intensity of knowledge-based activities, this publication offers a statistical snapshot of how life is lived – and can be improved – from region to region in the OECD area. 

This fourth edition of OECD Regions at a Glance showcases the contribution of regions to stronger, fairer and cleaner economies, drawing on both the latest comparable data and past trends across regions in OECD countries. It highlights the persistence of regional disparities, underscores unused resources that can be mobilised to maximise regions’ competitive edge, and shows the common characteristics of performing regions. The report includes data on the four newest OECD member countries: Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia. Where available, data on Brazil, China, India, the Russian Federation and South Africa are also included. This publication provides a dynamic link (StatLink) for each graph and map, which directs the user to a web page where the corresponding data are available in Excel®.

Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/reg_glance-2011-en/index.html
  • WEB
Publication Date :
26 Aug 2011
DOI :
10.1787/reg_glance-2011-en
 
Chapter
 

Access to basic services in developing economies You or your institution have access to this content

Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/reg_glance-2011-en/04/09/index.html
  • WEB
  • http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/0411071ec031.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/oecd-regions-at-a-glance-2011/access-to-basic-services-in-developing-economies_reg_glance-2011-31-en
  • READ
Author(s):
OECD
DOI :
10.1787/reg_glance-2011-31-en

Hide / Show Abstract

Quality-of-life differentials across and within regions are largely explained by the local availability of public services. Large segments of the world population still lack access to basic public goods, such as piped water or sewage facilities because they live in places that are historically underserved, too geographically isolated, and economically marginal. Poor access to services is also a key dimension of poverty in slums and in the peripheries of large cities.
Also available in: French