Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

We help local and national governments unleash the potential of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises, promote inclusive and sustainable regions and cities, boost local job creation and implement sound tourism policies.

Happy new year 2023 from the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Happy new year 2023 from the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Dig deeper to explore our climate work relating to entrepreneurship, SMEs, regions and cities.

Register to the 1st Annual conference of the OECD Platform on Financing SMEs for Sustainability - 7th December 2022

Launch of the OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2022 is coming soon - 8th December

Prior to Russia’s large-scale invasion, Ukraine had made significant progress in implementing ambitious regional development and decentralisation reforms. These reforms resulted in the creation of 1 469 amalgamated municipalities, the establishment of an elaborate multi-level regional development planning framework, as well as a significant increase in local public service delivery, and public funding for regional and local development.

How can digital solutions help SMEs weather the storms in supply chains, raising prices and geopolitical turmoil? What are the most promising applications and what challenges exist for widespread adoption by small businesses under the current circumstances? Today the CFE is launching the 4th D4SME Roundtable: SME resilience and transformation

OECD Regions and Cities at a Glance describes the evolving nature of spatial disparities within countries from a multidimensional perspective. New topics covered by this edition include the economic impact of recent shocks, such as the pandemic and the energy crisis, housing affordability, climate change and digitalisation.

The 13th OECD Rural Development Conference has concluded with the delivery of the Cavan-OECD Roadmap on Strengthening Rural Resilience against Global Challenges. The 2-day Conference was hosted by the Government of Ireland and convened around 500 delegates from 30 OECD countries, including Government ministers, senior policy makers and stakeholders in the rural sector. 

On MSME Day 2022: Check out the launch event for the OECD Recommendation on SME and Entrepreneurship Policy

Missed the 11th World Urban Forum this June? Stay in the loop and view the OECD contributions.

The Recommendation on SME and Entrepreneurship policy was adopted by the OECD Council at Ministerial level on 10 June 2022 on the proposal of the Committee on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (CSMEE)

The 2022 edition of the OECD Local Development Forum debated the issues needed to create “Better strategies for stronger communities".

Are the curtains are reopening on culture? Read our new publication, "The Culture Fix" to find out more.

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