The success of Belfast over the next 25 years is critical to the success of Northern Ireland. This timely review examines how lessons from the exceptional circumstances that have shaped the city and its remarkable revival over the last decade have shaped the local development agenda.
The impact of the global crisis on SMEs and entrepreneurs’ access to finance and present strategies so far adopted by governments to deal with the problem is analysed in this report.
German, , 532kb
German edition of a handbook which contains a selection of 20 entrepreneurship education and start-up support initiatives developed by universities or their core partners. Includes examples in eastern Germany, Finland, the UK, Poland, South Africa, and the US.
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This handbook contains a selection of 20 entrepreneurship education and start-up support initiatives developed by universities or their core partners. Includes examples in eastern Germany, Finland, the UK, Poland, South Africa, and the US.
This seminar begins with a day session open to a wider audience of policymakers and practitioners involved in tackling the impact of the crisis on jobs and skills. Day 2 and 3 are structured around a mix of expert presentations, discussion and group work. Presentations are available online.
Local labour markets and the need to create more and better jobs are the focus of the LEED response to an economic crisis. Within are policy lessons as how to best counteract the worst effects of recession within local economies.
Biography for Sylvain Giguère, Head of the OECD Local Economic & Employment Division (LEED).
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CFE Insight, a journal published on a regular basis by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE).
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The OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship carried out a study to provide guidelines for evaluating programs with the aim to strengthen the culture of evaluation within entrepreneurship education.
A Report and a Guide on evaluation of local development strategies have been prepared by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme in collaboration with the Ministry for National Development and Economy of Hungary.