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  • 5-April-2006

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    Managing Decentralisation: A New Role for Labour Market Policy

    To ensure that people's needs are met, governments decentralise the way policies are designed and implemented. In the field of labour market policy, decentralisation is welcomed by a whole range of stakeholders....

  • 5-April-2006

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    Local Governance and the Drivers of Growth

    Innovation, skills, entrepreneurship and social cohesion are key drivers of growth, and essential goals of effective economic development strategies. Each has a strong governance component, which requires real partnership....

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  • 5-April-2006

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    The Local Dimension of Welfare-to-Work: An International Survey

    Traditional welfare and employment policies have been unable to tackle the problems of high unemployment and exclusion in OECD countries and recently a wave of new approaches has emerged together with new political notions of welfare-to-work.

  • 5-April-2006

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    Evaluating Local Economic and Employment Development: How to assess what works among programmes and policies

    Policy evaluation poses conceptual, technical and institutional challenges, particularly in the case of local development. Data is often inadequate and multiple forms of policy can interact to obscure the effects of individual initiatives...

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  • 5-April-2006

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    New Forms of Governance for Economic Development

    New forms of governance are emerging. Government, business and civil society are increasingly seeking ways to develop and pursue economic development strategies and solve socio-economic problems jointly.

  • 5-April-2006

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    Skills Upgrading: New Policy Perspectives

    Skills are key to a better job and a better life. Yet acquiring them is often most difficult for the people who need them most: those trapped in low-paid jobs with hard working conditions. The result is an imbalanced labour market...

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  • 5-April-2006

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    Devolution and Globalisation: Implications for Local Decision-makers

    This book sets out a vision of devolved economic development policies capable of responding to the challenges of globalisation. The key features in this vision are flexible and networked institutions and local strategies emphasising entrepreneurship, human capital and social cohesion.

  • 31-March-2006

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    The Compendium II on SME and Entrepreneurship Related Activities

    A first Compendium was prepared in 2000. It collected and classified information on the activities of international bodies and institutions targeted at SMEs. A new style Compendium II has just been released, and involves much more than an update of the first Compendium...

  • 30-March-2006

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    Brazil hosts an OECD Global Conference on Financing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Entrepreneurship

    How governments can help entrepreneurs get the funds to develop their business was the focus of a high-level international conference in Brasilia from 27 – 30 March 2006, organised jointly by the OECD and Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.

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  • 13-February-2006

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    The Second Forum Meeting: International Partnership Fair, Vienna, Austria, 13-15 February 2006

    The International Partnership Fair was the 2nd Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance and addressed demand for the exchange of information and comparison of concrete experience and practice in relation to partnership working.

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