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.


The Central Mexico Earthquake

This chapter provides an account of the damages caused by the earthquake of 19 September 2017 in the State of Morelos, as well as the policy responses delivered so far, in light of the national framework, which has been consolidated from the 1980s onwards. The policy response has been quick and well co-ordinated, and the reconstruction process has been comprehensive. Nonetheless, it offers some indicators for the recovery and reconstruction process, in terms of housing, land tenure and urban planning. The State of Morelos can use this momentum to promote formal property rights, grant safe and adequate housing, and envision the sustainable development of its cities. Lastly, the chapter indicates key elements and instruments of risk governance that could be incorporated by the state with the aim of increasing preparedness and improving response in the event of future disasters, according to international guidelines.


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