With the rising economic importance of human resources and skills, employment and
training agencies are now often expected to play a more important role in local strategies
to support new creation, facilitate restructuring and increase productivity. The OECD
Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme has developed an international
cross-comparative study examining the contribution of local labour market policy to
boosting quality employment and enhancing productivity. In Korea, the review has looked
at the range of institutions and bodies involved in employment and skills policies,
focusing on local strategies in the Bucheon and Busan regions.