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					OECD Territorial Review of the Western Cape
COFISA – MEDS workshop 13 August 2007

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Regional development thinking
Worldwide, cities growing rapidly as urbanisation gains momentum Renewed focus on regional development due to increased awareness of:

• spillover effects of city growth into adjacent regions • Cities’ reliance on functionally connected regions for resources, trade, labour, logistics, and infrastructure
Regions are key economic space that support successful cities Cities drive flourishing functionally connected regions NB of coordinated action at the regional level where economic, social, environmental dynamics playing out Internationally, city-regions drivers of economic competitiveness & social equity concerns
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CTFR – driver of WC shared growth
City of Cape Town dominates the socio-economic platform of the Western Cape Driver of higher, shared growth and integrated development Surrounding functional region:
• Stellenbosch & Drakenstein in Cape Winelands • Theewaterskloof & Overstrand in Overberg • Swartland & Saldanha Bay

= CTFR

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OECD Territorial Reviews
Comparative reviews undertaken in 80 city-regions worldwide including Toronto, Auckland, Hong Kong & Singapore Summary report Competitive Cities in the Global Economy presents policy recommendations to guide city-regions to position for global economic success and improved socio-economic inclusion

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Western Cape OECD Territorial Review
Western Cape Provincial Government partnered with OECD to undertake a Territorial Review on the Province, focused primarily on the CTFR Objective to deepen PGDS process Shaping more sophisticated & nuanced policy debate at intergovernmental level in moving towards shared growth & integrated development in the Western Cape

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OECD Territorial Review Process
Standardised process, typically 18 months to completion Step 1: May 07: Formal agreement between OECD WC Provincial Government Step 2: June-July 07: Setting up local team to undertake background report & local steering committee to oversee the project and to build regional support for the project Step 3:July-Sept 07: Local team prepares background report Step 4: 8-10October First OECD mission Local team prepares 2nd draft of background report
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OECD Territorial Review Process
Step 5: Jan 08: 2nd OECD mission
• International experts & peer reviewers appointed

Step 6: Jan-April 08: OECD prepares draft Review & sends to local team for fact checking Step 7: May-June 08: OECD Committee considers draft Review
• Published as an OECD Report • Result is systematic evaluation of regional competitiveness & governance benchmarked against international best practice

Step 8: Sept 08: Public launch of report in Western Cape
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Local project manager & research team
Project manager:
• Shirley Robinson, PT

Research team:
• Shirley Robinson, PT • Susan Parnell, Dept of Environmental Sc, UCT • Jacqui Boulle, independent consultant • David Savage, independent consultant • Shaama Moodaley, PT • Debbie Budlender, Community Agency for Social Enquiry • Karen Harrison, independent consultant • Fiona Lewis, WC Dept of Education
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Local project manager & research team
Local research team cont. • Jo Lorentzen, HSRC • Riefqah Jappie, Wesgro • Martin Nicol, ODA • Raven Naidoo, Radian consultancy • Owen Crankshaw, Dept of Sociology, UCT • Rob Dorrington, CARe, UCT • Paul Benjamin, Cheadle, Thompson & Haysom Project researcher & bibliographer: • Alison Frayne, independent consultant Project editor: • Edgar Pieterse, Dept of Premier
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Local review team
Local review team:
• Edgar Pieterse, DoTP • Shirley Robinson, PT • Laurine Platzky, Head:Governance & Integration, DoTP • Anton Groenewald, DoTP • Nthato Gobodo, DoTP • Solange Rosa, DoTP

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Background report
Standardised questionnaire for comparative analytical rigour Part 1:
• Key social, spatial and economic trends, challenges and opportunities • Due 1 September (need to extend to 1 October)

Part 2:
• Strategies and policies for regional competitiveness • Due 17 September (need to extend to 1 October)

Part 3:
• Metropolitan governance • Due 1 October
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Local steering committee
Oversight role & build regional support Proposed +- 50 participants Province: 5 key transversal departments
• Led by DoTP, includes PT, DEDAT, DEADP, LG&H

City, districts, LM in CTFR National: Presidency, NT, DEAT (DST?) Business, union representatives, PDC National & Provincial SOE representatives Developmental agencies, e.g. Wesgro, DBSA
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Budget
Co-funded by 5 transversal depts:
• DoTP, PT, DEDAT, DEADP, LG&H

R3,2 million over 2007/08 & 2008/09
• (need to raise to R3,4mn)

Payment of R2,4 million to OECD Consultancy team Public launch Media & marketing

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Reporting lines & responsibilities
Key output of the G&I branch in DoTP Local team accountable through project manager to Head: G&I, DoTP Head: G&I accountable through DG to SCC of Cabinet

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Regional Innovation & R&D
Section 1.6 Innovative capacity & R&D in CTFR?
• Level of R&D expenditure? • Main R&D infrastructure (training institutes, science parks, technopoles)? • Number of high-tech, med- high-tech, med- low-tecn firms in CTFR? • How many new enterprises created each year? • Relations between universities and firms (UILs)?

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Regional innovation & R&D
Section 1.7: Firms’ agglomerations: clusters & networks
• To what extent firms in CTFR spatially clustered? Scale, labour market characteristics, innovative capacity, forms of networking & interaction? • Detailed analysis for each clusters & agglomerations
• No of firms by size • Labour skills by cluster • Firms’ capacity to innovate • Level of technology • Networking • exports
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Thankyou

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