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Economic Growth

Governance for sustainable development: strategic issues and principles for Indigenous communities

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Dodson, M; Smith, D E
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731556259
  • Country: Australia

This Discussion Paper examines the concepts of 'governance', 'good governance' and 'sustainable development' in the context of Australian Indigenous communities and regions. It explores the hypothesis that there is vital link between governance and sustainable development. The first half of the paper defines the key concepts and re ....

Greater Capital Region Strategy: Part 2 skills and training gaps strategy

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Acill Allen Consulting
  • Publisher: RDA ACT

ACIL Allen Consulting (ACIL Allen) was commissioned by Regional Development Australia (RDA) ACT to develop a skills and training gaps strategy for the Greater Capital Region based on the results of several skills audit reports. ACIL Allen has synthesised the findings of the separate skills audits in order to develop a comprehensive profile of sk ....

Growing Your Regions Economy with Small Business and Entrepreneurs

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation
  • Publisher: National Association of Development Organizations
  • Country: United States

Encompassing half of all private sector employment, small businesses are a vital part of the United States economy. Encouraging their continued growth and increasing their ability to survive is especially crucial during an economic downturn. Many regional development organizations (RDOs) manage publicly funded programs that provide small business ....

Growth, development, and innovation: A look backward and forward

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Cheshire, Paul C; Malecki, Edward J
  • Journal Name: Papers in Regional Science
  • Journal Number: Vol.83, No.1
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Urbana, United Kingdom
  • Country: United Kingdom

This article reviews where we have come from and where we are going in research on regional growth and development. Our object of study is the region, an imprecise term that has been taken to mean areas as large as small countries or as small as urban regions, although how regions are defined does itself have implications for both theor ....

Gulf regional development plan

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Gulf Regional Planning Advisory Committee
  • Publisher: Dept. of Communication and Information, Local Government, Planning and Sport
  • Published Location: Cairns, Qld
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Strategies, priorities and actions to address the key regional issues facing communities in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria region of Queensland: integration of native title processes with regional planning processes, and facilitation of an agreements-based approach; environmental issues; economic development; employment education ....

Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Philip Cooke; Bjorn Terje Asheim; Ron Boschma
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781848444171

Today, economic growth is widely understood to be conditioned by productivity increases which are, in turn, profoundly affected by innovation. This volume explores these key relationships between innovation and growth, bringing together experts from both fields to compile a unique Handbook. The Handbook considers innovation from fresh perspective ....

Harnessing Private Funds to Alleviate the Australian Local Government Infrastructure Backlog

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Brian Dollery, Michael A. Kortt, Bligh Grant
  • Journal Name: Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy
  • Journal Number: 33.1
  • Publisher: Wiley Online
  • Country: Australia

A series of national and state public inquiries into the financial sustainability of local government have demonstrated that all Australian local government jurisdictions face a daunting local infrastructure maintenance and renewal backlog. Various solutions to the problem have been advanced in the literature, including the establishment of an Au ....

Helping Regions Impacted by Natural Disaster to Recover and Renew: policy brief

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: The Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

The economic and business components of the disaster recovery process are often misunderstood, leading to poor outcomes for the affected community.    Natural disaster recovery policy needs to reflect recovery processes and the individual needs of each community in order to achieve improved outcomes. This requires policy tha ....

How to make a city great: A review of the steps city leaders around the world take to transform their cities into great places to live and work

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Shannon Bouton, David Cis, Lenny Mendonca, Herbert Pohl, Jaana Remes, Henry Ritchie, Jonathan Woetzel
  • Publisher: McKinsey & Company

What makes a great city? It is a pressing question because by 2030, 5 billion people—60 percent of the world’s population—will live in cities, compared with 3.6 billion today, turbo-charging the world’s economic growth. But for the leaders who govern cities, the challenges are tough. Those in many developing nations have to cope with urba ....

Identification of opportunities to support structural adjustment in the Latrobe Valley region

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Fairbrother, P; Snell, D; Cairns, G; Bamberry, L; Tyler, M; Pape, M; Rioux, C; Carroll-Bell, S; Suraci, S
  • Publisher: Centre For Sustainable Organisations and Work
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This report presents the key findings of a project on the opportunities for investment and job growth in the Latrobe Valley. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Identifying and communicating current issues for regional Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Charters, Kate; Vitartas, Peter; Waterman, Peter
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic & Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

The development of policy affecting regional Australia is dependent on a range of information that is collected at many levels. For regional communities to prosper it is important that issues of importance and relevance to regions be collected and considered in the decision making processes of planners and policy makers. This paper ....

Impacts of regional development strategies on growth and equity of Korea: A multiregional CGE model

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Kim, Euijune; Kim, Kabsung
  • Journal Name: The Annals of Regional Science
  • Journal Number: Vol.36, No.1
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Heidelberg, Netherlands
  • Country: South Korea

This paper is concerned with the assessment of major regional development strategies such as the three Coastal area development strategies (East Coast Development, South Coast Development, and West Coast Development) and the Seoul- Pusan development corridor strategy in terms of efficiency and equity. Multiregional Computable General Eq ....

Impacts of telecommunications infrastructure and its spillover effects on regional economic growth in China

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Liu, Yanchun
  • Editors: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: George Mason University
  • Published Location: United States -- Virginia
  • ISBN: 9780549952381
  • Country: China

This dissertation empirically tests the impacts of telecommunications infrastructure as well as its spillover effects on regional economic growth in China. Based on data for 29 regions of China for the period 1986-2006, a panel data approach is used in the context of conditional convergence theory for estimation. A modified shift-share ....

Implications of water reforms for the national economy

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Reeves G; van Bueren M
  • Publisher: Centre for International Economics
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A study conducted as part of a broader project to assess the regional impacts of water reforms in the Goulburn Broken catchments Vic aimed to estimate the real contribution of the irrigation sector to the Australian economy and the economic impacts of recent and future water reforms at the national level. The study used a modified ....

In Our Hands: Strengthening Local Government Revenue for the 21st Century

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: J Comrie
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, University of Technology Sydney
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 1838-2525
  • Country: Australia

The development of this Working Paper, In Our Hands: Strengthening Local Government Revenue for the 21st Century, has been a collaborative venture between the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) and its partners in local government, federal and state agencies, universities, and consulting firms. Our aim is to strengthen l ....

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