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.



Executive summary

This report monitors progress since the 2012 OECD Territorial Review of Småland-Blekinge. Located in South-East Sweden, Småland-Blekinge is composed of Region Jönköping, Region Kronoberg, Region Kalmar County and Region Blekinge. The population in Småland-Blekinge amounts to around 948 120 people, which is equal to 9.5% of Sweden’s population. Småland-Blekinge economy is dominated by manufacturing and is renowned for being the region where Ikea originated.


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