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.


Monitoring and evaluation of recommendations

This chapter monitors and evaluates the progress in the 12 recommendations, divided into three broad areas: human capital and skills, integrated territorial development, and governance and finance. It offers a detailed analysis of the changes already promoted. The State of Morelos has made some progress in all areas. Given the limited time since the Territorial Review of 2017, long-term changes could not be implemented but seem to be underway. It also provides directions for Morelos to continue making progress in the future. Some plans were enacted but are yet to be implemented and the creation of state councils and similar bodies still has to be followed by independent and effective actions. The chapter is complemented by the detailed table in Annex A, which traces progress in each of the 39 sub-recommendations.


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