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Job Creation and Local Economic Development

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This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It  also includes  a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).

This publication is the first in a series to take this integrative approach, and it is designed to be user friendly and accessible to all government officials, academics, practitioners and civil society with an interest in local economic development and job creation.

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Seizing opportunities from green growth

While most local economies continue to strive for economic growth, it is now widely recognised that global economic development is placing unsustainable pressures on the environment, including those leading to climate change. There are increasing calls for a decoupling of economic activities from environmental pressures and for a “greening” of production and consumption processes. Green growth will create challenges, such as the transition of workers from one sector to another, but also opportunities, in terms of economic diversification and innovation. Any real change in emissions will require a transformation in the way that people live and work, and local actors can play an important role in driving forward this transformation. Local flexibility in education and training systems is also important as green growth, particularly in its early stages, has tended to be concentrated in certain localities and regions.

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