OECD Territorial Reviews

1990-0759 (online)
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This series offers analysis and policy guidance to national and sub-national 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: The Mesoamerican Region 2006

OECD Territorial Reviews: The Mesoamerican Region 2006

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08 Mar 2006
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9789264021921 (PDF) ; 9789264021914 (print)

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Mesoamerica is a region characterised by high poverty levels, large urban-rural disparities, and a large informal economy, but also having a strategic location, rich natural and cultural resources, and light manufacturing. This pioneering study of the OECD examines how Mesoamerica could better exploit its economic potential. It shows how the region could improve its competitiveness and social cohesion and strengthen governance through a comprehensive development agenda. 
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Table of Contents

Assessment and Recommendations
Chapter 1. Trends and Challenges in the Mesoamerican Region
-Defining Mesoamerica
-The Region's Shared Economic Potential
-Mesoamericas's Economic and Social Challenges
Chapter 2. Improving Competitiveness and Social Cohesion
-The Emergence of the Competitiveness Agenda in the MAR Region
-Crucial Cross-Sectoral Determinants of Competitiveness
-Key Industries for Greater Sectoral Specialisation
-Competitiveness and Poverty
Chapter 3. Towards More Effective Governance
-The Governance of Mesoamerica
-Multilevel Governance in Mesamerican Countries