OECD Territorial Reviews: France 2006

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This detailed policy review examines recent developments in regional policy in France and in particular, challenges regarding competiveness policies and multilevel governance. It includes interesting statistics related to regions and makes a series of recommendations for French authorities.

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Assessment and Recommendations

In recent years, the slowdown in growth and difficulties in strengthening the competitiveness of the French economy have led the government to pay more attention to the country’s structural weaknesses. These include recurring problems of high unemployment, poor performance in net business creation, scant R&D investment in the private sector, and an insufficient ability of firms to co-operate. These problems affect all regions to a greater or lesser degree, impairing their capacity for growth and job creation...

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