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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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Promoting inclusive growth in Morelos

This chapter provides an overview of the economic and social policies in the state of Morelos that are most related to human capital issues including an assessment of education, labour market training and innovation policy priorities in the region. Education and training policies should be pursued to improve social cohesion and productivity in the state. They should seek to attain inclusive growth by increasing student education performances and improving the alignment of skills supply with skills demand. Investing in innovation is also critical to regional competitiveness. Morelos should better mobilise its innovation infrastructure for knowledge diffusion and exploitation. A final section is dedicated to the newly-created Council for Human Capital, a regional governance body aiming to address the interconnectedness of such policy challenges and promote an integrated vision of regional development.

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