OECD Territorial Reviews

1990-0759 (online)
1990-0767 (print)
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This series offers analysis and policy guidance to national and subnational governments seeking to strengthen territorial development policies and governance. These reviews are part of a larger body of OECD work on regional development that addresses the territorial dimension of a range of policy challenges, including governance, innovation, urban development and rural policy. This work includes both thematic reports and reports on specific countries or regions.

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OECD Territorial Reviews: Sweden 2017

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Monitoring Progress in Multi-level Governance and Rural Policy You do not have access to this content

08 Mar 2017, 10:00 AM UTC
9789264268883 (PDF) ;9789264268876(print)

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Sweden has long given priority to promoting both sustainable economic growth in its regions and equity among them. This report looks at the progress Sweden has made in its regional growth policy, multi-level governance system and rural policy. It also takes a more in-depth look at two topics of increasing importance: whether rural Sweden has been “left behind”, and issues of regional and municipal governance. The report suggests steps Sweden can take to address its regional and rural policy challenges. It also assesses to what degree Sweden has implemented the recommendations made in the 2010 OECD Territorial Review of Sweden.


Table of Contents

  - Foreword and acknowledgements
  - Country profile of Sweden
  - Executive summary
  - Background on the Territorial Review
  - Assessment and recommendations
  - Progress in implementing the recommendations of the 2010 OECD Territorial Review of Sweden
  - Improving rural policy development in Sweden
  - Reforming the Swedish hourglass: More than just boundaries

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