OECD Territorial Reviews: Småland-Blekinge 2019

Monitoring Progress and Special Focus on Migrant Integration

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Following on from the 2012 Territorial Review of Småland Blekinge, this Monitoring Review assesses the main regional policy changes since 2012 and the extent to which the recommendations have been implemented. It gives full consideration to the changing context in the region, with improved economic performance, new administrative configurations and an influx of migrants spurring population growth.



Assessment and recommendations

In 2011, the OECD conducted a Territorial Review of Småland-Blekinge, Sweden, which was approved in the 13th session of the OECD Regional Development Policy Committee and was published in 2012. The report provided 12 recommendations and 32 sub‑recommendations to the region and its 4 counties (OECD, 2012). The review highlighted the need to shift towards higher value-added and knowledge-intensive industries and businesses; stronger links between the regional education system and the private sector; more support for entrepreneurship and enhanced attractiveness to residents, migrants and tourists.


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