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  • 27-April-2012

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    Workshop: Skills strategies for inclusive development in India – Accelerating prosperity through policy coherence (New Delhi, India)

    The Institute for Competitiveness India, the National Skill Development Corporation India and the OECD LEED Programme in collaboration with the ILO are joining forces to discuss local skills strategies for job-rich and inclusive growth in India.

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  • 24-April-2012

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    Study visit: Partnership strategies for youth employment (Upper Austria, Austria)

    Issues covered during the study visit included exploring features unique to the Austrian system, such as the dual apprenticeship system and qualification guarantees. The structure and targets of the Territorial Employment Pact were discussed and project visits to relevant initiatives organised.

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  • 19-April-2012

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    Credit crunch squeezing entrepreneurs and small businesses more than big firms

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) requesting loans between 2007 and 2010 faced higher interest rates than for large companies. Loan conditions for SMEs included shortened maturities and increased demands for collateral, suggesting that banks considered smaller firms to be a higher risk.

  • 12-April-2012

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    A Joint OECD / G20 GPFI Special Event on SME Finance

    On the occasion of the 41st Session of the Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), the OECD and the G20 are organising a special event on SME finance.

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  • 30-March-2012

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    Study visit: Delegation of the Chinese Enterprises Research Institute and the Chinese Development Bank (Trento, Italy)

    A high level delegation from the Chinese Development Research Center (DRC) and the China Development Bank (CDB) visited the OECD LEED Trento Centre on Friday 30th of March 2012.

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  • 28-March-2012

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    Capacity building seminar: Designing and implementing E-government policies - The case of the Palestinian Authority (Trento, Italy)

    This capacity building seminar was co-organised by the MENA-OECD Governance Programme, within the context of the MENA-OECD Initiative to Support the Palestinian Authority, and the OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development.

  • 28-March-2012

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  • 20-March-2012

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    8th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance (Berlin, Germany)

    The transition from education to work is not easy for many young people, particularly when it comes to finding sustainable employment with progression opportunities. Recently established national policies to support youth will be only effective if implemented in a coordinated way at local level.

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  • 6-March-2012

    English

    Conference: Promoting social entrepreneurship in France (Paris, France)

    The CAS (Centre d’analyse stratégique) and the OCDE-LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development) are convening a conference to promote social enterprises in France.

  • 5-March-2012

    English

    Building flexibility and accountability into local employment services

    Human resources and skills are becoming increasingly important to economic development. In the context of the economic downturn, challenges such as high youth unemployment call for a collaborative and tailored approach.

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