OECD Territorial Reviews: Morelos, Mexico

Monitoring Progress and Special Focus on Accessibility

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This report assesses the extent to which the state of Morelos, Mexico has implemented the OECD recommendations set in the Territorial Review of Morelos, published in 2017. The recommendations addressed matters of human capital, education, skills, innovation, territorial development, sustainable development, governance and public finances. For each of them, the monitoring toolkit indicates areas of change, identifies bottlenecks and proposes ways forward. The timeframe of implementation is also considered. The report further analyses the impacts of the earthquake of 19 September 2017 and the policy responses adopted in its aftermath. It offers advice on how to lead a reconstruction process that delivers a better state of affairs than the previous one, especially concerning territorial development and infrastructure investments. It advances a new topic, on connectivity and accessibility, in view of recent investments in rail and road infrastructure.



Executive summary

This review builds upon the OECD Territorial Review of the State of Morelos, Mexico, carried out in 2016 and published in 2017. The 2017 review made 12 recommendations and 39 sub-recommendations across the policy sectors of human capital development, integrated territorial development, governance and finance. The recommendations seek to help Morelos improve its economic performance and the well-being of its citizens. The state’s indicators of education, informal employment, safety and environmental protection lie below national standards, according to the 2015 OECD report Measuring Well-being in Mexican States.


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