LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)



The OECD Programme on Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) has advised governments and communities since 1982 on how to respond to economic change and tackle complex problems in a fast-changing world. Its mission is to contribute to the creation of more and better quality jobs through more effective policy implementation, innovative practices, stronger capacities and integrated strategies at the local level. LEED draws on a comparative analysis of experience from the five continents in fostering economic growth, employment and inclusion. 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...



FORUM: 13th Annual Meeting of the LEED Forum: Increasing productivity, job creation and inclusion from the bottom-up (Prague, Czech Republic) 
10-11 April 2017

EVENT: International Summer School for cooperation and local development (Trento, Italy) - 2017 edition 
17-28 July 2017

CALL FOR PAPER: Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions – SSPCR 2017 
18 November 2016

EVENT: 15th International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) Conference 
14-16 December 2016

NEW REPORT: Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2016 
21 November 2016







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The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017



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