OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Papers

The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme Papers present innovative ideas and practical examples on how to boost local development and job creation. A wide range of topics are addressed, such as employment and skills; entrepreneurship; the social economy and social innovation; culture; and local capacity building, among others. The series highlights in particular policies to support disadvantaged places and people, such as the low skilled, the unemployed, migrants, youth and seniors.

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Leveraging Training Skills Development in SMEs

An Analysis of Zaglebie Sub-Region, Poland

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 learning models from Polish SMEs, together with the international comparisons with other OECD countries, are a valuable addition to the knowledge base on SMEs development. The other countries participating in the study are Belgium, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.


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