LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)


  • Forum on Partnerships and Local Development

    The OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development was established in September 2004 with the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy and Labour...

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  • Joining the LEED Partners Club

    The LEED Partners Club is a worldwide network of sub-national governments, development and research agencies, business organisations, private sector entities and foundations that serve as a consultative body for the work of the OECD LEED Programme.

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  • Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA)

    The Southeast Asian region has experienced some of the highest growth rates in the world, with investments in skills playing a significant role in helping national economies to adjust to changes in working practices, advances in technology, and challenges associated with globalization...

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LEED leverages expertise from the five continents into expert task forces to provide rapid response and targeted advice on specific economic and social issues. LEED delivers cross-country comparative projects and peer reviews drawing on the expertise of experienced practitioners and senior policy analysts. LEED organises a range of events to help communities analyse and adapt to global trends and tackle the complex problems we all face in today’s fast-changing world. LEED delivers targeted and action-orientated research publications specifically designed for policymakers and practitioners. Read more...



The LEED Trento Centre for Local Development is an integral part of LEED and was established by the OECD, the Italian Government and the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy) in 2003. The mission of the Trento Centre is to build capacities for local development in OECD member and non-member countries. Read more...




PRESS RELEASE: Employment and Skills Strategy in England - United Kingdom

FORUM: 11th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development (Manchester, United Kingdom)  - 24-26 June 2015

REPORT: Enhancing the Local Development contributions of Higher Education Institutions - Moravia-Silesia - Czech Republic

NEWS RELEASE: Maps Location of Skilled U.S. Workers and the Employers Who Seek Them 

WORKSHOP: Building effective local strategies to boost quality job creation, employment and participation (Washington DC) - 18-19 November 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Employment and Skills Strategy in Korea

: The co-operative model in Trentino (Italy) - A case study
- May 2014 - November 2014

POLICY REVIEW: Supporting the development of local innovation systems in Colombia - The case of Medellin, Antioquia - October 2013 - November 2014

CAPACITY BUILDING SEMINAR: Promoting entrepreneurial education in schools (Potsdam, Germany) - 3-6 November 2014

EXPERT SEMINAR: What works, and what doesn’t? Evidence-based approaches to tackling disadvantage (Paris, France) - 15 October 2014

CAPACITY BUILDING SEMINAR: Strengthening agricultural co-operatives in Kazakhstan (Trento, Italy)
13-17 October 2014

HIGH-LEVEL CAPACITY BUILDING SEMINAR: Supporting youth in entrepreneurship (Brussels, Belgium) - 22-23 September 2014

SUMMER SCHOOL: International Summer School for cooperation and local development - Fifth edition (Trento, Italy) - 14-25 July 2014

LEED-DEV WORKSHOP: Unpacking the New Geography of Venture Philanthropy & Social Investment - 13 June 2014

REVIEW: Support to strategies and initiatives for local economic and employment development in Southern Italian regions through the valorisation of "areas of cultural attraction" - May 2014 - October 2015



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