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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.
The OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE) is an interdisciplinary centre working on policy fields that support SMEs growth, the Tourism industry, skills and employment and local development.
Tourism is a major part of the contemporary experience economy, in which food plays an important role. Food is a key part of all cultures, a major element of global intangible heritage and an increasingly important attraction for tourists. The linkages between food and tourism also provide a platform for local economic development, which can be strengthened by the use of food experiences for branding and marketing destinations.
The aim of the study is to gain a better understanding of the barriers to internationalisation (defined as those constraints that hinder the firm’s ability to initiate, to develop, or to sustain business operations.
Glossary for Barriers to SME Access to International Markets
The project, jointly implemented by the OECD LEED Programme and Unioncamere Lombardia, examined the capacity in Lombardy region to support new enterprise creation and the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and how it can be enhanced through local economic and employment development policies.
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Questo progetto si prefigge di migliorare il contributo delle politiche destinate alla creazione di nuovi e migliori posti di lavoro, sostenere l’inclusione, la coesione sociale e la competitività del territorio trentino.
This project will seek to enhance the contribution of labour market policy to the creation of more and better quality jobs, assessing the capacity of employment policy and services to enhance competitiveness and employment outcomes in the Autonomous Province of Trento.
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How can employment, training programmes and services be delivered in a more responsive way to emerging local business needs and economic development strategies in Cambodia? How can more effective partnerships be built between industry and education/training to address skills mismatch?