This project examines how policies can support the integration of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into global value chains through creating and exploiting linkages between SMEs and Foreign Direct Investors (FDI). It involves assessments of current conditions and opportunities in three regions of Kazakhstan and makes recommendations for policy actions at national and local levels.
The LEED Programme has been a Knowledge Partner to the Urban Investment Network since its creation and supports this annual Summit. This event addresses important issues facing local leaders and builds on three decades of LEED engagement with public and private sectors.
This book offers policy guidance to Thailand for fostering entrepreneurship and strengthening the performance of SMEs and their contribution to growth and development. It provides evidence-based analysis and policy recommendations on thematic issues such as access to finance for SMEs and entrepreneurs, SME participation in global markets, intellectual assets and innovation, high-growth SMEs and women’s entrepreneurship.
Gathering evidence is an essential requirement for local development organisations to design sound economic development strategies, demonstrate delivery against objectives, and prepare a path for future policy action.
The LEED Programme is launching a project analysing local skills strategies in place in OECD member and non-member countries, as part of a wider OECD Skills Strategy, and seeking experts in the field to contribute case studies examining a joined up approach to local skills development.
This 3.5-day seminar discussed how to tackle some of the primary challenges SMEs face, addressing the following issues related to SME policy tools and instruments: (i) business cooperation and local governance; (ii) technology, innovation and green growth; and (iii) access to finance.
The central theme of this international meeting was the need for dialogue between the State and civil society to develop enabling public policy in favour of the social and solidarity economy.
This international conference reviewed and drew lessons from successful past experiences and innovative solutions available today to identify how labour market policy, skills development and training policies can contribute to sustainable employment creation.
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The report provides an in-depth analysis of what is being done, and what can be done, to mitigate tourism’s impact within the context of an expanding industry, as well as to adapt tourism to the changes that cli
This workshop discussed measuring frameworks and indicators for green job creation, greening labour markets, change of production processes and company transformations; chiefly within the context of Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster.