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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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The economy of Morelos

This chapter provides an assessment of the economy of Morelos identifying strengths and challenges for economic development. The analysis starts with the macroeconomic context which affects the economy of Morelos and then turns to a discussion of the regional trends of output per capita and labour productivity. The performance of Morelos is compared with the average performance of OECD TL2 regions and the Mexican average. Furthermore, the performance of Mexican states similar to Morelos is used as a benchmark to assess the competitiveness of Morelos’ economy.

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