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This publication provides an overview of the key issues and policy challenges surrounding entrepreneurship and SME development with particular reference to South East European (SEE) countries.
This conference is hosted by the Council of Labor Affairs and co-organised by the OECD LEED Programme. It will take place in Taipei, on 1-2 October 2007.
This event took place within the framework of the LEED project on the Local Governance of Employment and Skills in East Asia. The workshop discussed strategies and initiatives in China and experts shared diverse lessons learned from various OECD countries.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) are full members of the OECD LEED Programme working jointly on how to foster local development in Latin American and the Carribean.
This study provides an agency or city with the opportunity to have progress reviewed by an international team of experts, to have their successes and good practices documented and widely disseminated, and to have a peer review process.
LEED is currently examining 10 case studies of strong and innovative practice in designing local skills strategies from East Asia, Europe, Australasia and North and South America.
The LEED Programme released a report on "Clusters and Entrepreneurship: International Comparisons" in June 2007. The aim of this study was to give policy advice on how to adapt and strengthen the policy framework in order to support cluster and entrepreneurship de
A review of Bulgaria's SME & tourism sector by international tourism experts, offering specific policy recommendations. This review is useful in considering further development of Bulgaria's new national tourism strategy.
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The Conference on Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains (GVC), resulting in this action statement, took place in Tokyo, 31May-1June 2007. Stakeholders can play a greater role in assisting SMEs to rise to the challenges of active participation in global value chains.
Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains, addresses how globalisation of value chains and of large enterprises affects the role of SMEs as traditional partners, suppliers or distributors for larger firms and explores the benefits of SME participation in global value chains.