OECD Territorial Reviews: Slovenia 2011

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Despite its relatively small size, Slovenia is a good illustration of the potential of regional development policy. Its internal diversity, openness and experience of rapid structural change all reinforce the need for efficient reallocation of resources, while underscoring the need to take account of the potential positive and negative externalities associated with the shifting structure of economic activity.  

With 36% of the national territory falling under Natura 2000 protection, spatial planning is particularly challenging and yet also particularly important. Given the absence of a regional tier of government and the extreme fragmentation of the municipal level of authority, Slovenia needs to develop capacity at intermediate levels, to address policy problems that are best tackled at a scale in between the local and the national. 



Beveridge Curves in Slovenia's Regions

This annex extends the analysis of regional Beveridge curves presented in the chapter. Section 1.A4.1. divides Slovenia’s 12 TL3 regions into four overlapping geographic groups – the north-east, the centre, the south-east and the western regions – and compares both the level relationships and trends over time. Some regions are included in more than one group, since the aim to assess the relative efficiency of labour markets in contiguous regions. These scattered examples provide strong evidence of different efficiency levels in labour markets between neighbouring regions as well as different trends over time, suggesting that these markets are highly segmented.


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