OECD Regions at a Glance 2013

OECD Regions at a Glance is the one-stop guide for understanding regional competitiveness and performance, providing comparative statistical information at the subnational level. The 2013 edition showcases the contribution of regions to stronger, fairer, and cleaner economies. The book draws on the latest comparable data and on past trends across the OECD countries. It highlights the persistence of regional disparities, underscores unused resources that can be mobilized to maximize regions’ competitive edge, and shows the common characteristics of performing regions.


The book presents 32 indicators, grouped under three broad themes:

• Regions as drivers for competitiveness

• Inclusion and equal access to quality services in regions

• Environmental sustainability in regions and metropolitan areas