OECD Mining Regions and Cities Case Study

Outokumpu and North Karelia, Finland

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This report identifies 12 recommendations that can assist the municipality of Outokumpu and the region of North Karelia in Finland to become key players in the national mining strategy and attain sustainable economic growth by: focusing on mobilising the potential of the local mining value chain, diversifying and developing new sources of economic growth, and improving governance co-ordination. It is part of a project that is building a platform for knowledge sharing and co-operation on increasing productivity and enhancing the well-being of cities and regions with a specialisation in the mining and extractive sector (metals, minerals, and energy resources).


Governing mining regions to attain sustained and inclusive growth

This chapter offers an overview of the national and regional governance structure in Finland and the distribution of competencies to implement the regional policies relevant to Outokumpu. It then examines how the mining policy framework can better support regional development in the country and finishes by analysing the mechanisms to improve co‑ordination between different levels of government for a successful strategic programme in the region and municipality.


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