Regional Innovation
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For any question or comment, please write to: RegionStat@oecd.org

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Latest update: March 2020

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The data collection is undertaken by the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE). Statistics are collected through an annual questionnaire sent to the delegates of the Working Party on Territorial Indicators (WPTI), and through access to the web-sites of National Statistical Offices and Eurostat

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Regional InnovationAbstract

The OECD has classified two levels of geographic units within each member country: large regions (territorial level 2 or TL2) composed by 394 regions, and small regions (territorial level 3 or TL3) composed by 2 258 small regions in the OECD area. Small regions are further classified into two types of typology to help in assessing differences in socio-economic trends in regions, both within and across countries:

- Urban/rural typology: traditionally the OECD has classified small regions as predominantly urban, intermediate, or predominantly rural regions.

- Access to city typology: small regions are associated to a typology based on their level of access to metropolitan areas (densed and highly populated functionnal urban areas above 250 000 inhabitants).

> OECD Territorial grid (pdf)http://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=cebce94d-9474-4ffc-b72a-d731fbdb75b9> List of regions and typologies (xls)http://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=db68c5c3-5fd5-465c-b25b-b50aa14c2da1> Methodology to define rural/urban typologyhttps://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/defining-regions-and-functional-urban-areas_5j8l8fgd288t.pdf?itemId=%2Fcontent%2Fcomponent%2Freg_cit_glance-2018-50-en&mimeType=pdf> Methodology to define access to city typologyhttps://doi.org/10.1787/b902cc00-en
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For any question or comment, please write to: RegionStat@oecd.org

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The data collection is undertaken by the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE). Statistics are collected through an annual questionnaire sent to the delegates of the Working Party on Territorial Indicators (WPTI), and through access to the web-sites of National Statistical Offices and Eurostat

> Regional statistics introductory pagehttp://www.oecd.org/gov/regional/statisticsindicators> Sources and data descriptionhttps://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/reg_cit_glance-2018-en/1/3/2/index.html?itemId=/content/publication/reg_cit_glance-2018-en&_csp_=375743b3d310f032a4aa2d0088474cfc&itemIGO=oecd&itemContentType=book#annex-B
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Latest update: March 2020

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> Regions and Cities at a Glance (report)https://www.oecd.org/governance/oecd-regions-and-cities-at-a-glance-26173212.htm