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OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers

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.

English, French

Boosting social entrepreneurship and social enterprise development in the Netherlands

In-depth policy review

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the Dutch policy ecosystem in place for social

entrepreneurship and social enterprises. It identifies the country’s key strengths and

challenges and provides policy recommendations to support the development of a stronger

policy ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and social enterprises in the country. Key

policy issues analysed include: clarifying the conceptual framework (Chapter 2); formally

recognising social enterprises and boosting social entrepreneurship (Chapter 3);

promoting social impact measurement and reporting (Chapter 4); developing social

entrepreneurial capacity and skills (Chapter 5); improving access to markets and finance

(Chapters 6 and 7); and ensuring sustainable institutional support for social

entrepreneurship and social innovation (Chapter 8).

English

Keywords: social impact, social innovation, social enterprises, social economy, social entrepreneurship, local development, policy ecosystem
JEL: L33: Industrial Organization / Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise / Comparison of Public and Private Enterprises and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out; L31: Industrial Organization / Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise / Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship
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