OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers

Improving Social Inclusion at the Local Level Through the Social Economy: Report for Poland
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2079-4797 (online)
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10.1787/20794797
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A series of working papers from the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme. The LEED Programme identifies, analyses and disseminates innovative ideas for local development, governance and the social economy. Governments work with the LEED Programme to generate innovative guidance on policies to support employment creation and economic development through locally based initiatives.
 
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  N° 2009/01   01 Dec 2009 Click to Access:  Improving Social Inclusion at the Local Level Through the Social Economy: Report for Poland
Margie Mendell, Victor Pestoff, Antonella Noya, Emma Clarence
This report has been prepared as part of the Improving Social Inclusion at the Local Level through the Social Economy (CFE/LEED (2008) 9/REV1) project in the framework of the Forum on Social Innovations. A team of OECD experts visited Poland in June 2009 for a five-day study visit, to examine...
  N° 2010/14   01 May 2010 Click to Access:  L'économie sociale au service de l'inclusion au niveau local : Rapport sur deux régions de France : Alsace et Provence – Alpes – Côte d'Azur
Margie Mendell, Bernard Enjolras, Antonella Noya
Ce rapport sur «L’économie sociale au service de l’inclusion au niveau local» a été préparé dans le cadre du projet «L’économie sociale au service de l’inclusion au niveau local» (CFE/LEED (2008)9/REV1). Il est le résultat d’une méthode de travail prévoyant une visite d’étude par région (en...
  N° 2010/04   01 May 2010 Click to Access:  Skills Demand and Utilisation
John Buchanan, Linda Scott, Serena Yu, Hanna Schutz, Michelle Jakubauskas
In recent times the ambit of skills policy has broadened. The recent preoccupation with supply side issues (e.g. increasing the number of citizens with higher level qualifications), in particular, is being questioned. Demand side matters (e.g. how employers develop and use skills) are now...
  N° 2010/15   01 June 2010 Click to Access:  Improving Social Inclusion at the Local Level Through the Social Economy: Report for Korea
Margie Mendell, Roger Spear, Antonella Noya, Emma Clarence
This report has been prepared as part of the Improving Social Inclusion at the Local Level through the Social Economy (CFE/LEED (2008)9/REV1) project. A team of OECD experts visited Korea in May 2009 for a five-day study visit, to examine the role, both real and potential, of the social...
  N° 2010/02   01 July 2010 Click to Access:  Greening Jobs and Skills
Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, Carlos Hinojosa, Gabriela Miranda
The impacts of climate change - and especially the subsequent mitigation and adaptation policies - on labour markets are still largely unknown despite the recent demand for knowledge production and diffusion on this topic and the increasing avalanche of reports and studies from public, private...
  N° 2010/01   01 July 2010 Click to Access:  Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia
Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, Marcus Powell
The Southeast Asian region has experienced some of the highest growth rates in the world, with investments in skills playing a significant role in helping national economies to adjust to changes in working practices, advances in technology, and challenges associated with globalisation. In some...
  N° 2010/03   01 Aug 2010 Click to Access:  Leveraging Training: Skills Development in SMEs - An Analysis of Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Paul Dalziel
Access to training and the effective utilisation of skills in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) has long been an area of interest to public policy makers and economic development practitioners. SMEs often lack capabilities and infrastructure to make the most of their human capabilities...
  N° 2010/13   01 Sep 2010 Click to Access:  Putting in Place Jobs that Last
Francesca Froy, Sylvain Giguère
Addressed to both local practitioners and national policy makers, this guide reviews responses to the recent economic downturn and the steep rise in unemployment in OECD and non-OECD countries, before identifying key principles for returning our communities to more sustainable growth for the future.
  N° 2010/11   01 Sep 2010 Click to Access:  Shooting for the Moon: Good Practices in Local Youth Entrepreneurship Support
Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer, Austin Delaney
Entrepreneurship is considered a key driver of economic growth and job creation all over OECD countries. Within this framework, promoting youth entrepreneurship is an area of growing policy interest for OECD national and local governments. Public policy can play an important role in stimulating...
  N° 2010/10   01 Sep 2010 Click to Access:  Universities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer, Jonathan Potter
Eastern Germany is well on its way to becoming a modern economy and developing its high growth potential. Start-ups and young businesses have become key contributors to the region’s growth due to their dynamism and their capacity to renew the local knowledge base. In the context of a global...
  N° 2010/09   01 Sep 2010 Click to Access:  From Strategy to Practice in University Entrepreneurship Support
Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer, Jonathan Potter, Alain Fayolle, Magnus Gulbrandsen, Paul Hannon, Rebecca Harding, Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand, Phillip H. Phan
This report brings together findings from the case studies in Berlin and Rostock on how entrepreneurship support is organised, the activities in entrepreneurship education and start-up support, and the strategy behind. In addition, the report provides in its "fishing ideas from international...
  N° 2010/08   01 Sep 2010 Click to Access:  A Review of Local Economic and Employment Development Policy Approaches in OECD Countries: Case Studies of Regional Economic Development Approaches
Jonathan Potter, Marco Marchese
This report collects five case studies of regional economic development models that have been considered of interest to Wales and similar regions. For each of the five strategies the aim has been to analyse rationale and conceptual framework, policy pillars, delivery mechanisms and potential...
  N° 2010/07   01 Sep 2010 Click to Access:  A Review of Local Economic and Employment Development Policy Approaches in OECD Countries: Policy Transferability to Wales
Jonathan Potter, Marco Marchese
This paper is written in the context of a coalition government in the Welsh Assembly which is committed to full employment (defined as an employment rate of 80%) based on quality jobs. At the outset it should be noted that not all activities relevant to the subject matter of this report have...
  N° 2010/06   01 Sep 2010 Click to Access:  A Review of Local Economic and Employment Development Policy Approaches in OECD Countries: Policy Audits
Jonathan Potter, Marco Marchese
This section introduces the first of the three 'learning tools' (i.e. policy audits, transferability papers, regional case studies) envisaged by the 'OECD-WAG Review of Local Economic and Employment Development Approaches in OECD Countries' and covers four areas: the nature of the policy...
  N° 2010/05   01 Sep 2010 Click to Access:  A Review of Local Economic and Employment Development Policy Approaches in OECD Countries: Executive Summary and Synthesis of Findings
Jonathan Potter, Marco Marchese
This Review of Local Economic and Employment Development Policy Approaches in OECD Countries has been carried out by the OECD LEED Programme in collaboration with the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG). The aim of the review is to identify successful and/or innovative policy initiatives that...
  N° 2010/12   01 Nov 2010 Click to Access:  Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development in the Marche Region, Italy
Jonathan Potter, Alessandra Proto, Marco Marchese
The Marche region is one of the most industrialised regions in Italy and is considered a region of excellence, not only for its economic performance, but also for its cultural, natural and social richness. Marche belongs to what has come to be called the "Third Italy": a model of development...
  N° 2010/17   01 Dec 2010 Click to Access:  Building Flexibility and Accountability into Local Employment Services
Donna E. Wood
Human resources and skills are becoming increasingly important to economic development. In the context of the economic downturn, challenges such as high youth unemployment call for a collaborative approach between local employment officials, educational institutions and wider social and...
  N° 2010/16   01 Dec 2010 Click to Access:  Improving Social Inclusion at the Local Level Through the Social Economy: Report for Slovenia
Roger Spear, Giulia Galera, Antonella Noya, Emma Clarence
This report has been prepared as part of the Improving Social Inclusion at the Local Level through the Social Economy (CFE/LEED (2008) 9/REV1) project in the framework of the Forum on Social Innovations. A team comprising members of the OECD LEED Secretariat and external experts visited...
  N° 2011/01   01 Jan 2011 Click to Access:  Local Development Benefits from Staging Global Events
OECD
London 2012 is set to be one the most ambitious Olympic Games ever to have taken place. Already a successful global city London has set itself a unique challenge – not simply to deliver a successful Olympic Games but to regenerate its most socio-economically challenged area of the city. The...
  N° 2011/02   01 Feb 2011 Click to Access:  Sustainable Tourism and Local Development in Apulia Region
Neil MacCallum, Thierry Baert, Pierfelice Rosato, Stefano Barbieri
This document intends to provide a discussion of issues related to tourism and local development in Apulia region (Italy), an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current practices in related policy implementation, and recommendations and guidance on how the Apulia Government can...
  N° 2011/07   01 Apr 2011 Click to Access:  Green Jobs Strategy and the Transition to the Low-Carbon Economy in Northern Virginia
Peter Garforth, Dale Medearis
This paper looks at Arlington County Virginia’s efforts to become more economically competitive, energy efficient, sustainable and emit fewer greenhouse gases. It reviews the county’s experiences in the creation of green jobs to accelerate deployment of energy efficient and low-carbon...
  N° 2011/05   01 Apr 2011 Click to Access:  Climate Change, Employment and Local Development in London, UK
Gabriela Miranda, Mads Greaker, Kris Krasnowski, Bettina Schaefer, Andy Westwood
London and the UK are far from immune from the impacts of climate change. The UK is already experiencing the effects of climate change in the form of increased sea-surface temperature and rising sea levels. If global GHG emissions continue unabated, London in particular, will be vulnerable to...
  N° 2011/04   01 Apr 2011 Click to Access:  Climate Change, Employment and Local Development in Extremadura, Spain
Gabriela Miranda, Hyoung-Woo Chung, David Gibbs, Richard Howard, Lisa Rustico
Extremadura is the fifth largest region in Spain, with certainly one of the most diverse eco-systems and abundant natural resources. Extremadura launched a series of initiatives to facilitate the transition to a green economy which means a model that takes into consideration economic, social...
  N° 2011/03   01 Apr 2011 Click to Access:  Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development in Andalusia, Spain
Marco Marchese, Jonathan Potter
Andalusia has experienced remarkable growth over the last decades, only halted by the recent economic crisis. The challenge today is to renew with the "prodigious decade" (mid 1990s-mid 2000s) of Andalusia’s development, which will require endogenous development through entrepreneurship and SME...
  N° 2011/08   01 May 2011 Click to Access:  Framework and Tools for Assessing and Understanding the Green Economy at the Local Level
Randall W. Eberts
The transition to a green economy will imply many changes in the labour market locally and the local development systems. The impacts are still difficult to measure as definitions vary and policy uncertainties persist. The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme is...
  N° 2011/06   01 May 2011 Click to Access:  Leveraging Training Skills Development in SMEs
Michal Kubisz
This report, one of five country reports from the LEED study on Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs, examines the development needs and the barriers to accessing training and other forms of skills development facing SMEs in Poland. Insights from this study on the processes and...
  N° 2011/09   01 June 2011 Click to Access:  Ensuring Labour Market Success for Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Youth
Francesca Froy, Lucy Pyne
The labour market integration of young people from ethnic minority and immigrant backgrounds is one of those issues which government finds it a challenge to address, particularly in the current climate of growing youth unemployment. Supporting access to the labour market for all young people is...
  N° 2011/13   01 Oct 2011 Click to Access:  Building Flexibility and Accountability Into Local Employment Services: Country Report for the Netherlands
Ruud Dorenbos, Francesca Froy
Human resources and skills are becoming increasingly important to economic development. In the context of the economic downturn, challenges such as high youth unemployment call for a collaborative approach between local employment officials, educational institutions and wider social and...
  N° 2011/12   01 Oct 2011 Click to Access:  Building Flexibility and Accountability Into Local Employment Services: Country Report for Denmark
Mploy
Human resources and skills are becoming increasingly important to economic development. In the context of the economic downturn, challenges such as high youth unemployment call for a collaborative approach between local employment officials, educational institutions and wider social and...
  N° 2011/11   01 Oct 2011 Click to Access:  Building Flexibility and Accountability Into Local Employment Services: Country Report for Belgium
Kristel Bogaerts, Hans Echelpoels, Wouter Van Dooren, Ive Marx, Francesca Froy
Human resources and skills are becoming increasingly important to economic development. In the context of the economic downturn, challenges such as high youth unemployment call for a collaborative approach between local employment officials, educational institutions and wider social and...
  N° 2011/10   01 Oct 2011 Click to Access:  Building Flexibility and Accountability Into Local Employment Services: Synthesis of OECD Studies in Belgium, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands
Francesca Froy, Sylvain Giguère, Lucy Pyne, Donna E. Wood
Human resources and skills are becoming increasingly important to economic development. In the context of the economic downturn, challenges such as high youth unemployment call for a collaborative approach between local employment officials, educational institutions and wider social and...
  N° 2011/14   29 Nov 2011 Click to Access:  Climate Change, Employment and Local Development, Sydney, Australia
Gabriela Miranda, Paul Dalziel, Cecilia Estolano, Kris Krasnowski, Graham Larcombe
This report presents the analysis and key findings of the project on Climate Change, Employment and Local Development in Sydney, Australia, carried out by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme. Sydney and its main organisations are undergoing an important...
  N° 2011/22   01 Dec 2011 Click to Access:  Climate Change, Employment and Local Development in Poland
Gabriela Miranda, Randall W. Eberts, Elvira González, Vanessa Foo, Przemyslaw Kulawczuk
This report presents analysis on the cases of Podlaskie and Pomorskie in Poland in the context of a transition to the green economy. This study seeks to examine the current situation in these two regions in terms of labour market, economic development, and skills provision, with a specific...
  N° 2011/17   01 Dec 2011 Click to Access:  Leveraging Training Skills Development in SMEs: An Analysis of East Flanders, Belgium
Ans De Vos, Ine Williams
This policy review of vocational education and training in East Flanders, Belgium was prepared within the framework of the OECD LEED project, "Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs". The report has contributed to a better understanding of the dynamics in and between SMEs...
  N° 2011/16   01 Dec 2011 Click to Access:  Leveraging Training Skills Development in SMEs: An Analysis of OSTIM Organised Industrial Zone, Turkey
Sirin Elci
This policy review of vocational education and training in the Ostim Organised Industrial Zone, Turkey was prepared within the framework of the OECD LEED project, "Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs". The findings and recommendations of the report brings new perspectives to...
  N° 2011/15   01 Dec 2011 Click to Access:  Leveraging Training Skills Development in SMEs: An Analysis of the West Midlands, England, UK
Anne E. Green, Laura E. Martinez-Solano
This policy review of vocational education and training in the West Midlands, United Kingdom was prepared within the framework of the OECD LEED project, "Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs". The report identifies ways of overcoming some of the barriers to workforce development...
  N° 2011/23   15 Dec 2011 Click to Access:  The Territorial Dimension of the European Social Fund
Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, Pawel Chorazy, Tamara Weyman, Monika Gawron
The European Union Treaty of Lisbon brought a new dimension to cohesion – the territorial dimension, which has become one of the most frequently discussed aspects for achieving cohesion and, at the same time, one of the challenges for EU policies. The ‘territorial dimension’ determines many...
  N° 2012/01   11 Jan 2012 Click to Access:  Enabling Local Green Growth
Gabriela Miranda, Graham Larcombe
The transition to a green economy will not necessarily mean job losses, but there are some barriers that need to be overcome in order to ensure a successful transition. The need to align local and national strategies towards green growth, build strong partnerships, identify transferable skills,...
  N° 2012/02   31 Jan 2012 Click to Access:  Knowledge Networks and Their Impact on New and Small Firms in Local Economies
Alessandra Proto, Simone Tani, Joerg Bühnemann, Olaf Gaus, Mathias Raith
New and small firms can be important engines of job creation and local development when they identify and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities. We live in an economy more and more characterised by open innovation methods, where new companies and SMEs are benefitting from innovations,...
  N° 2012/11   01 May 2012 Click to Access:  Clean-Tech Clustering as an Engine for Local Development
Jonathan Potter, Gabriela Miranda, Philip Cooke, Karen Chapple, Dieter Rehfeld, Gregory Theyel, Dan Kaufmann, Miki Malul, Mosi Rosenboim
This report summarises the findings of a case study project on growing clean-tech cluster activity in the Negev region of Israel as part of a series of reviews on Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development carried out by the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Committee of the...
  N° 2012/09   14 May 2012 Click to Access:  Skills for Competitiveness: A Synthesis Report
Francesca Froy, Sylvain Giguère, Michela Meghnagi
To be successful in today’s knowledge economy, communities need to boost not only the skills of local people but also the utilisation and deployment of these skills by employers. By ensuring that skills are utilised effectively, local economies can become more competitive and host better...
  N° 2012/05   17 May 2012 Click to Access:  Skills for Competitiveness: Country Report for United Kingdom
Anne E. Green
To be successful in today’s knowledge economy, communities need to boost not only the skills of local people but also the utilisation and deployment of these skills by employers. By ensuring that skills are utilised effectively, local economies can become more competitive and host better...
  N° 2012/04   17 May 2012 Click to Access:  Skills for Competitiveness: Country Report for Italy
Sergio Destefanis
To be successful in today’s knowledge economy, communities need to boost not only the skills of local people but also the utilisation and deployment of these skills by employers. By ensuring that skills are utilised effectively, local economies can become more competitive and host better...
  N° 2012/03   17 May 2012 Click to Access:  Skills for Competitiveness: Country Report for Canada
Anil Verma
To be successful in today’s knowledge economy, communities need to boost not only the skills of local people but also the utilisation and deployment of these skills by employers. By ensuring that skills are utilised effectively, local economies can become more competitive and host better...
  N° 2012/10   25 May 2012 Click to Access:  Accountability in Decentralised Employment Service Regimes
Hugh G. Mosley
The Accountability in Decentralised Employment Service Regimes report, prepared by independent expert Hugh Mosely, compares and contrasts four OECD countries with decentralised delivery systems for managing active labour market policy (Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark). This report...
  N° 2012/12   01 July 2012 Click to Access:  Skills Development Pathways in Asia
Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, Kyungsoo Choi
Skills and educational development for inclusive and sustainable growth are becoming significant drivers in OECD countries. Asian countries are not lagging behind on the challenge; on the contrary, they are taking diverse pathways in skills training and education to achieve the end. This...
  N° 2012/15   01 Aug 2012 Click to Access:  Delivering Local Development in Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Debra Mountford, Andrew Boraine, Greg Clark, Nicola Cobbold, Mateu Hernández, Joe Huxley
Derry~Londonderry in Northern Ireland became a member of the LEED Partners Club in 2008 and has collaborated with the LEED Programme as it embarked upon One Plan. Our work with the city encapsulates the essence of LEED and the delivery of sustainable local development in practice. Throughout...
  N° 2012/14   01 Aug 2012 Click to Access:  Career Pathway and Cluster Skill Development
Virginia Hamilton
In the United States, local and regional government agencies have increasingly adopted industry cluster approaches to economic development and a similar move is surfacing in the employment and workforce development field. Career cluster/pathway approaches are important in a complex and...
  N° 2012/13   01 Aug 2012 Click to Access:  The Cluster Scoreboard
Yama Temouri
This paper shows the performance of eighty leading innovative local clusters on six measures of enterprise performance: share of new and young firms and growth of employment, turnover, profitability, liquidity ratio and solvency ratio. The data show the performance of clusters before and...
  N° 2012/16   20 Sep 2012 Click to Access:  Delivering Local Development Review to Assess the Efficiency of the Regional Development Agencies Integrated Network of the Slovak Republic
Debra Mountford, Greg Clark, Peter Dupej, Mateu Hernández, Joe Huxley
This project aims to support the Slovak Republic as it seeks to create a clear rationale for the Regional Development Agencies Integrated Network which currently comprises 38 agencies. The project considers the efficiency of the network and evaluates the appropriateness of the agencies’...
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