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Clusters of firms and related organisations in a range of industry specialisations are a striking feature of the economic landscape in all countries. Their growth and survival depends on internal processes of specialisation, co-operation and rivalry, and knowledge flows that underpin the competitiveness of the firms within them. Cluster building is now among the most important economic development activities in OECD countries and
This book provides a comprehensive overview of financial instruments and investment strategies being implemented throughout OECD Member and non-Member countries for local development.
The 9th International Forum on Tourism Statistics (19-21 November 2008) was held at OECD headquarters in Paris.
The first edition of a biennial publication which analyses best practice in OECD and selected non member economies. It surveys a number of initiatives taken by governments and businesses in the tourism field, and provides a statistical profile of tourism in reporting countries.
- Policy Brief: Opening up Trade in Services: Key for Tourism Growth
This book demonstrates that the success of local development strategies depends on the capacity of the government and its partners to accelerate change within the policy and governance aspects of economic and social development.
The Fourth Forum Meeting sought to identify the best ways for partnerships to contribute to the design and implementation of skills development strategies which can boost competitiveness and make the economy more inclusive.
In 2007, the Trento Centre, together with the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission in Croatia and the support of World Learning Croatia, have jointly undertaken an active review of local partnerships in Croatia
Four consultative groups have been created to channel the interest of partners and reinforce the activities of the LEED Programme.
Within the framework or the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union, the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity is organising, in partnership with the OECD and the European Commission, a Seminar on “Development of Skills, Local Development and Partnerships”.
This discussion paper on "Building Effective Local Partnerships: Organisational Challenges and Strategic Orientations" is the result of the active review "Capacity Building for Effective Local Partnerships", a joint project between the OECD and the USAID.