DescriptionThe COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of ensuring regional and local resilience to crisis, shock and unexpected change. Subnational governments are responsible for almost 60% of public investment in OECD countries. They play an important role in long-term investment choices related to energy, transport, water, digital and health infrastructure. Constructive relationships among levels of government can help decision-makers collaboratively identify the infrastructure necessary to achieve post-crisis economic and societal objectives. Yet, such relationships are frequently challenged by limited institutional ability and constrictive frameworks. Upgrading decision-making processes and tools to ensure coordinated national, regional and local infrastructure investment objectives is long overdue. So is supporting a more strategic approach to infrastructure investment at all levels of government. This session focuses on how multi-level governance systems can support better and smarter infrastructure investment and how they can ensure the COVID-19 recovery process also generates more balanced and sustainable regional development.
Breakout session 3: Addressing regional imbalances and supporting the development of sustainable infrastructure through effective multi-level governance
Oct 30th, 02:35 pm - 03:45 pm
National Agency for Territorial Cohesion
International Policy Coordinator
Manuel Felipe Gutiérrez Torres
Colombian National Infrastructure Agency
Head of the Public Procurement Unit
Joaquim Oliveira Martins
Deputy Director, OECD Centre for...
Council of Europe Development Bank
Director, Technical Assessment and...
Maryke van Staden
Director of ICLEI’s carbon Climate...
European Committee of the Regions
Director of Legislative Works for the...