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The purpose of local development is to build the capacity of a defined territory, often a municipality or region, to improve its economic future and the quality of life for inhabitants. This two day capacity building event sought to build capacity in the design, implementation and evaluation of local economic and employment development strategies.
The successful transition to a low-carbon economy will only be possible if workers can flexibly adapt and transfer from areas of decreasing employment to new industries. This paper suggests that the role of skills and education and training policies should be an important component of the ecological transformation process.
LEED and Cedefop organise the second edition of the Green Skills Forum which will bring together experts in innovation, employability and skills development and lessons from work conducted by the OECD, Cedefop, and other organisations on the implications of the green economy for skills development and training policies.
The Local Job Creation series focuses on the role of employment and training agencies in contributing to job creation and productivity. It explores how OECD countries are implementing labour market and skills policy and putting measures in place at the local level to stimulate quality employment, inclusion and growth.
This publication examines how public policies at national, regional and local levels can support job creation by encouraging business start-ups and self-employment by people from disadvantaged or under-represented social groups in entrepreneurship.
The last decade has seen considerable policy attention to the social economy and its contribution to employment, in particular as regards the inclusion and empowerment of vulnerable workers and the provision of appropriate working conditions.
This LEED project aims to to define key indicators of area-based transition to a low-carbon economy. The objective is to define measurable indicators at regional/local level that can inform over time of transition to low-carbon economic and industrial activities.
Each year a report called the Missing Entrepreneurship is produced to disseminate an evidence base on entrepreneurship and self-employment activities and policies in Europe.
Partners of the OECD LEED project on "Local economic strategies for shrinking and ageing labour markets", a 2013-2014 study.
The aim of this compendium is to show how the development of the tourism sector can support the local economy in primarily rural and marginal localities. There are opportunities in terms of local development which are often not fully exploited, even though they are extremely powerful.