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OECD Regions at a Glance 2013

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This fifth edition of OECD Regions at a Glance shows how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of societies.It updates its regular set of region-by-region indicators, examining a wide range of policies and trends and identifying those regions that are outperforming or lagging behind in their country. The report covers all 34 OECD member countries, and, where data are available, Brazil, China,Colombia, India, the Russian Federation and South Africa.

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Subnational public debt

The financial and economic crisis led to a strong deterioration in both general government deficits and debt in most OECD countries. Falling revenues (due to the decline in economic activity and tax reductions designed to stimulate the economy) coincided with sharp increases in government spending (social transfers, stimulus measures or support for financial institutions).

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