OECD Territorial Reviews: Copenhagen, Denmark 2009

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The Copenhagen metropolitan region accounts for nearly half of Denmark's national output and plays a key role for the country as a whole.  Nevertheless, it has witnessed only modest economic growth over the last decade. This review of metropolitan area policy for Copenhagen examines key challenges including modest economic growth, scarcity of skilled workers and barriers to research and development. The report also examines how public institutions affect regional economic growth. Issues considered include: inter-municipal co-operation, local finance, public management, political leadership, and coordination mechanisms between the central government and the region.  



The Competitiveness of Copenhagen

This Metropolitan Review of Copenhagen studies the competitiveness of Denmark’s capital city and assesses its policies and governance. This assessment is used as the basis for policy recommendations for increasing its economic edge. This Review has three chapters, the first evaluating the city’s economic performance; the second outlining policies that could strengthen its competitiveness, and the third describing the governance arrangements in Copenhagen.


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