OECD Territorial Reviews: Morelos, Mexico

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Morelos is one of the smallest states in Mexico, and close to Mexico City. It contains a number of economic and environmental assets in its territory, but has weak productivity levels. This review looks at how Morelos is seeking to boost its economy, particularly through inclusive growth policies such as enhancing human capital and promoting innovation. It also highlights areas of untapped potential for economic growth across rural areas and the tourism and environmental sectors, and offers suggestions for how Morelos could address governance challenges.

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Improving governance to boost regional economic and social development in Morelos

This chapter provides a diagnosis of the main multi-level governance mechanisms of Morelos, as well as an analysis of subnational governments’ finance of the state and its municipalities. The chapter has four sections. The first presents an overview of the national governance structure and the distribution of competences between levels of government. The second section focuses on the fiscal revenues and expenditures of the state of Morelos and its municipalities. The third section discusses the governance mechanisms. The final section provides the key findings and recommendations.


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