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Managing Decentralisation

A New Role for Labour Market Policy

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Decentralising labour market policy is a delicate and challenging subject of political debate.  Does decentralisation really enable co-ordination of policies?  At the local level, how do we make the best use of decentralised powers?  How can greater flexibility be provided in managing policies while still guaranteeing efficiency and accountability?  To enhance responsiveness to citizens’ needs, governments increasingly decentralise the way policies are designed and implemented.  In the labour market policy area, many stakeholders, from business and local government to community groups and NGOs have been receptive.  The OECD invited leading experts and experienced policy makers and practitioners to address these questions and share their experiences in dealing with such issues. This report, supported by statistical data, summarises the lessons learnt from their experiences.  It is for researchers, leading experts, business communities, economists in government circles and NGOs.

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Austria

Bridging Economic Development and Labour Market Policy

Almost 20 years ago Austria started to deliver labour market policy with the support of locally-based institutions, mainly non-profit organisations (NPOs). They were considered closer to the problem and its solution respectively, not bound by bureaucratic restrictions and not identified as being part of the official administration, therefore often more successful in approaching certain target groups with their specific problems.

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