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Policy Guide on Legal Frameworks for the Social and Solidarity Economy

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The Policy Guide on Legal Frameworks for the Social and Solidarity Economy aims to support countries, regions and cities wishing to use legal frameworks as an appropriate lever to develop conducive social and solidarity economy (SSE) ecosystems. Building on data and information as well as good practice examples from over 33 countries, it provides step-by-step guidance, success factors and "pitfalls to avoid" to help policy makers i) assess why and when legal frameworks for the SSE are needed; ii) select legal options and involve stakeholders; iii) evaluate the performance of laws, and, iv) foster international peer learning on this topic. The guide also capitalises on learnings from the scoping paper on Legal frameworks for the social and solidarity economy, prepared as part of the OECD Global Action “Promoting Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems”, funded by the European Union’s Foreign Partnership Instrument and Designing Legal Frameworks for Social Enterprises: Practical Guidance for Policy Makers.

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Foster international peer exchange

This chapter outlines how policy makers can learn from the experiences and lessons of other countries and/or regions. It highlights the potential of mutual learning methods and provides a template for peer-learning partnerships (PLPs) to foster a common ground understanding and facilitate knowledge sharing. Finally, this chapter hints to the power of international fora to raise visibility, understanding and to provide a platform for exchange on the social and solidarity economy (SSE).

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