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  • 4-November-2010


    Workshop: Measuring local development policy delivery (Paris, France)

    The fourth seminar of the 2010 LEED FIELD project focused on measuring local development policy delivery. This workshop reviewed the innovative tools and methods used, as part of local information systems, by local development organisations.Venue: Paris (France)

  • 3-November-2010


    High-Growth Enterprises - What Governments Can Do to Make a Difference

    The spectacular success of several well-known new ventures in technological fields, which in little more than a decade have jumped from the state of start-ups to that of top international businesses, has pointed to innovation as a key factor in the high growth of firms.  These high-growth enterprises often drive job creation and innovation, so policy makers are increasingly making such companies a key focus. Specifically, how can government policy foster the creation of more high-growth enterprises; what are the growth factors, and how can they be leveraged; what are the appropriate ways to provide such support?

    To help answer these questions, this report presents findings from two new research studies: (1) reports from 15 countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Tunisia) that provide interesting insights into the operations of and challenges faced by high-growth enterprises; (2) a policy survey by the OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, which reviewed more than 340 programmes that policy makers in 24 countries have put in place to support the growth of enterprises. 

    Some of this report’s findings may surprise: any firm can be a growth company; growth is almost always a temporary phase; high-growth small firms are funded mostly by debt, not equity. These and many more insights are summarised and analysed, providing policy makers with ideas on how to power growth at the firm level.

  • 1-November-2010


    SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Local Development in the Marche Region, Italy

    The Marche region is one of the most industrialised regions in Italy and is considered a region of excellence. This report provides advice on how to further strengthen and restructure the economy of the Marche region through the use of appropriate SME and entrepreneurship policies.

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  • 29-October-2010


    Breaking Out of Policy Silos - Doing More with Less

    In the context of the economic recovery and public budget cuts, policy silos and fragmented short-term policy interventions have become luxuries that our economies can no longer afford. Government intervenes in a myriad of ways at the local level, and rarely are these interventions co-ordinated effectively. Most of us are familiar with policy “silos”. Such divisions are often taken for granted, blamed on historical working relationships (“it has always been like that”) and organisational cultures (“they don’t work like we do”).  However these divisions come at a cost. The issues and challenges facing local communities are often complex, and require a holistic approach to be resolved. This book provides concrete advice to policy makers at both national and local levels on how to better align policies, reduce duplication and waste, and “do more with less”. It is based on comparative analysis of 11 countries in Australisia, Europe and North America and combines rankings on where countries stand in terms of the integration of employment, skills and economic development policies, with concrete examples of successful policy integration on the ground.

  • 29-October-2010


    Desarrollo local en América Latina

    En materia de desarrollo local y empleo, la OCDE se acerca a América Latina a través de su Programa LEED y de la CAF.

  • 29-October-2010


    Entrepreneurship, SMEs and local development in Andalusia, Spain

    Andalusia has experienced remarkable growth over the last decades, only halted by the recent economic crisis. The challenge today is to renew as the "prodigious decade" of Andalusia development, which will require endogenous development through entrepreneurship and SME growth.

  • 22-October-2010


    Seminar: Better jobs for ethnic minority and immigrant youth (Paris, France)

    A one day seminar was held as part of the ongoing Fulfilling Promise project examining ways to improve the employment outcomes of young people from ethnic minority and immigrant backgrounds.

  • 18-October-2010


    Local development benefits from staging global events: Achieving the local development legacy from London 2012

    London 2012 is set to be one the most ambitious Olympic Games ever to have taken place. This publication highlights how London has set itself a unique challenge: to deliver a successful Olympic Games and to regenerate its most socio-economically challenged area of the city.

  • 11-October-2010


    Study visit: Partnerships & the green economy (Austria and Slovenia)

    The study visit offered the possibility to: (i) get insights about the regional green skills strategy; (ii) learn about the organisational and funding structure of the regional green policy; (iii) network with people running green projects; (iv) visit of a similar project in Slovenia.

  • 8-October-2010


    Greening jobs and skills: Labour market implications of addressing climate change

    This paper discusses some of the impacts of climate change including labour market regulation, the dynamics of green growth at the level of jobs and skills development, and the local implications for mitigation and enabling green growth.

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