OECD territorial reviews Chihuahua, Mexico 2012

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  • Located at the border with the US, Chihuahua has benefited from FDI and NAFTA. Chihuahua has been one of the richest regions in Mexico and one of the most dynamic in the OECD. However, the region's FDI-trade link with the USA has also led to some vulnerability to external shocks. The two crises affecting the USA in the past decade affected Chihuahua more than any other state. Despite recent progress in the quality of education, other structural challenges such as lower productivity growth, high inactivity rates and dwindling employment rates have been factors in Chihuahua's sluggish growth. Ch


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  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • English


  • Foreword; Acknowledgements; Table of contents; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Assessment and Recommendations; Chapter 1 Chihuahua's Economic Model and Challenges; Overview; 1.1. Economic growth and productivity; 1.2. Determinants of growth; 1.3. FDI and clusters; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 2 Policies and Institutions to Enhance Economic Growth; 2.1. Institutional framework in Chihuahua; 2.2. Policies to enhance endogenous growth; 2.3. Multi-level governance to facilitate co-ordination; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 3 Tackling Inequality to Foster Growth; 3.1. The many expressions of inequality
  • 3.2. Insecurity, social issues and citizen participation3.3. Policies to tackle social challenges; 3.4. Fiscal challenges; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 4 Going Local to Enable Complementarities; 4.1. The role of space and place-based policies to manage equity and efficiency objectives; 4.2. Urban challenges and policies for development; 4.3. Rural challenges in Chihuahua; 4.4. Water governance: wider integrated planning at the state level; Notes; Bibliography; Annex A Growth Accounting; Annex B Cross-Border Economic Co-operation in Chihuahua
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