Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED)

Job-rich Growth in Asia
1990-1097 (online)
1990-1100 (print)
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A series of reports from OECD’s Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED). The LEED Programme identifies analyses and disseminates innovative ideas for local development, governance and the social economy. Governments from OECD member and non-member economies look to LEED and work through it to generate innovative guidance on policies to support employment creation and economic development through locally based initiatives. See also OECD Reviews of Local Job Creation under Related Reading.

Also available in: French

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    14 Apr 2011 Click to Access:  Job-rich Growth in Asia
OECD, International Labour Office
A joint OECD/ILO initiative, this book analyses local approaches in Asia to modernise labour markets and skills strategies and shows how local recovery is taking place through a combination of policy measures on employment creation, skills...
    29 Oct 2010 Click to Access:  Breaking Out of Policy Silos
Francesca Froy, Sylvain Giguère
Policy silos and fragmented short-term policy interventions have become luxuries that our economies can no longer afford. This book provides concrete advice to policy makers at both national and local levels on how to better align policies, reduce...
    06 Apr 2010 Click to Access:  Organising Local Economic Development
Greg Clark, Joe Huxley, Debra Mountford
This book identifies how development agencies and companies work, what they do and how they can collaborate and what constitutes success and value added in their efforts to achieve local economic development.
    17 Nov 2009 Click to Access:  Community Capacity Building
This book presents and analyses interesting recent developments in the field of community capacity building, in a variety of OECD and non-OECD countries. The focus is on how CCB has effected change in three major areas: social policy, local economic...
    16 Nov 2009 Click to Access:  Designing Local Skills Strategies
Drawing from a wide array of case studies, this book analyses best-practice local strategies for increasing workforce skills. And it also takes a close look at the opportunities and challenges presented by international migration.
    17 July 2009 Click to Access:  Clusters, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Explores the success of major innovation and entrepreneurship clusters in OECD countries, the challenges they now face in sustaining their positions and the lessons for other places seeking to build successful clusters.
    05 May 2009 Click to Access:  Flexible Policy for More and Better Jobs
This book provides a new indicator for benchmarking labour-market policy, reviewing the flexibility available in its management throughout OECD countries.
    16 Jan 2009 Click to Access:  The Changing Boundaries of Social Enterprises
This book contains recommendations for national and local policy makers and presents a set of international best practices for social enterprises.
    10 Oct 2008 Click to Access:  Entrepreneurship and Higher Education
This book examines the role that higher education institutions are currently playing through teaching entrepreneurship and transferring knowledge and innovation to enterprises and discusses how they should develop this role in the future.
    09 June 2008 Click to Access:  Making Local Strategies Work
This book aims to support the design and delivery of more effective local and regional economic development strategies. A crucial part of this process is the collection and use of evidence, on local needs and options and on what works and what does ...
    11 Apr 2008 Click to Access:  Local Development Benefits from Staging Global Events
The competition to stage major global events – such as OIympic Games, EXPOs, cultural festivals, and political summits – is more intense than ever before. Despite advances in virtual communication, large-scale gatherings of this kind have again ...
    21 Mar 2008 Click to Access:  More Than Just Jobs
This report provides valuable insights into how labour policies can be expanded to meet economic development and social cohesion goals, while also reconciling national and local concerns.
    07 Nov 2007 Click to Access:  Local Innovations for Growth in Central and Eastern Europe
Demonstrates that the success of local development strategies depends on the capacity of the government and its partners to accelerate change within the policy and governance aspects of economic and social development.
    30 Oct 2007 Click to Access:  The Social Economy
This publication offers new insights into the economic theory of social economy organisations, their role in an evolving political and economic context, and the links to local development and the empowerment of users.
    26 Oct 2007 Click to Access:  Investment Strategies and Financial Tools for Local Development
Provides a comprehensive overview of financial instruments and investment strategies being implemented throughout OECD Member and non-Member countries for local development.
    22 Mar 2007 Click to Access:  Baltic Partnerships
The Baltic Sea Region is rapidly becoming one of the world’s more competitive regions. The region is capitalising on its strengths and making the most of its diversity to stimulate innovation, build a strong pool of skilled labour and foster ...
    13 Nov 2006 Click to Access:  From Immigration to Integration
This publication highlights principles and factors which are important in supporting integration locally. It includes a comparison of local initiatives implemented in five OECD countries.
    29 May 2006 Click to Access:  Skills Upgrading
This book brings the reader information on innovative initiatives that have succeeded in bringing new skills to people formerly trapped in low-wage jobs in various OECD countries.
    01 Dec 2005 Click to Access:  Local Governance and the Drivers of Growth
Innovation, skills, entrepreneurship and social cohesion are key drivers of growth. Each has a strong governance component, which is analysed in this OECD book.
    01 Aug 2005 Click to Access:  Business Clusters
This book looks at the importance and potential of cluster initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe. Existing clusters are mapped, recent policy advances are described and conclusions are drawn on the potential of business clusters to foster...
    21 Apr 2005 Click to Access:  Culture and Local Development
This publication highlights the impact of culture on local economies and the methodological issues related to its identification.
    14 Dec 2004 Click to Access:  Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and urban regeneration policy have traditionally been treated as separate fields. This volume is one of the first to focus explicitly on the links between the two, examining how policy can help regenerate inner cities and other areas...
    30 Nov 2004 Click to Access:  Evaluating Local Economic and Employment Development
This book examines best practices in evaluating programmes for local and regional economic and employment development.
    12 Nov 2004 Click to Access:  New Forms of Governance for Economic Development
This book examines how the new forms of governance overcome administrative, political and financial obstacles and impact local prosperity and the quality of life.
    02 June 2004 Click to Access:  Global Knowledge Flows and Economic Development
Global knowledge flows are becoming a key driver of economic development. This book examines how countries can develop policies to reap the benefits that they bring.
    24 Oct 2003 Click to Access:  Managing Decentralisation
To ensure that people's needs are met, governments decentralise the way policies are designed and implemented. This conference proceedings presents the points of view from a variety of countries in the area of labour market policy.
    18 June 2003 Click to Access:  Private Finance and Economic Development
This study draws on practical examples from North America and Europe to show how municipal and regional authorities can capitalise on private financing for economic development purposes.
    05 May 2003 Click to Access:  The Non-profit Sector in a Changing Economy
This publication offers a comprehensive and ground-breaking assessment of the new trends in the field of non-profit sector studies.
    11 Mar 2003 Click to Access:  Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development
This book examines the principal routes through which enterprise creation can have a positive impact on local economies.
    05 July 2001 Click to Access:  Best Practices in Local Development
This book identifies the strong potential of the local development approach to help regenerate the economies and societies of less developed regions and to bring greater local participation in the decision-making and actions that underpin...
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