The OECD Territorial Review of Skåne assesses the capacity of the third largest region in Sweden to compete for investment and talents in an increasingly globalised economy. Skåne has long been one of the three major engines of national growth and it ranks among the top-class research and technology hubs in the OECD, but it needs to gain back the momentum it lost during the crisis. The region's strong knowledge assets and demographic dynamism have not translated into corresponding gains in terms of productivity and skills. The Review shows the way forward towards a smart, healthy and inclusive region and calls for targeted policies to boost demand-driven innovation, make the most of its diversified pool of human capital, and maintain a high quality environment to work and live in.
Table of contents:
Acronyms Assessment and recommendations Chapter 1.Regional trends and challenges in Skåne -Introduction -1.1. Skåne in context -1.2. Trends and performance -1.3. Behind the trends -1.4. Policy challenges in Skåne – moving forward -Conclusion -Bibliography Chapter 2. Boosting innovation in Skåne -Introduction -2.1. Key achievements of regional innovation policy in Skåne -2.2. Recommendations for regional innovation policy in Skåne -Conclusion -Bibliography Chapter 3. Building a more efficient and cohesive regional labour market in Skåne -Introduction -3.1. Realising fully the potential of immigrants -3.2. Engaging youth: accelerating the transition from school to jobs -3.3. Deepening labour markets -3.4. Widening labour markets -Conclusion -Bibliography -Annex 3.A Chapter 4. Nurturing a high-quality living environment in Skåne -Introduction -4.1. Enhancing regional accessibility and connectivity -4.2. Protecting the regional environment -4.3. Improving the region’s attractiveness -Conclusion -Bibliography