The new website includes a new, comprehensive database of Forum materials, including country fact-sheets on partnership models, examples of local development projects, thematic handbooks, publications and events proceedings. Users can easily search the database by country, topic, of type of material.
In addition, the website includes information on upcoming activities.
We invite you all to be active members of the network by sharing information in this database.
The Forum on Partnerships and Local Development is the OECD’s networks of practitioners in the field of economic development, employment, skills and social inclusion. In a globalised economy where policies are fragmented policy and actions are interdependent, effective strategies requires a deep understanding of how policies interact and how different levers can be combined for maximum impact. Created by the Local Economic and Employment Development Programme in 2004 as a follow-up to the LEED comparative study on Local Partnerships carried out in 14 countries, the Forum aims to build the capacities of stakeholders at all levels to work in partnerships to better tackle current economic and social challenges. It groups partners from national government, local authorities, employment and training agencies, businesses and non-government organisations in exchanging experience on how to achieve cross-cutting goals in times of limited resources.
Today the Forum has a membership of over 2,900 members in 61 countries.