Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED Programme)

Press Releases: OECD LEED Reviews on Local Job Creation


14-October-2014 - English

Korea: Promote inclusive growth through greater employer involvement in the employment and skills system, says OECD

Korea has made significant progress towards decentralising the management of employment and training programmes, but can still do more to create stronger links with employers at the local level, according to a new OECD report Employment and Skills Strategies in Korea – OECD Reviews on Local Job Creation.


11-June-2014 - English

The Employment and Skills Strategies in Canada – OECD Review on Local Job Creation says that greater local-level involvement in the implementation of employment and skills policies is vital to align skills development efforts with employers’ needs. The report analyses policies in Canada’s two largest provinces, Ontario and Quebec, and makes recommendations on how to better connect employment, skills and economic development.


21-May-2014 - English

Czech Republic: Tackling long-term unemployment requires stronger local actions to develop skills, says OECD

The Czech Republic has made significant progress towards creating a stable and attractive climate for investment, but more could be done to tackle long-term and youth unemployment through integrated actions across employment, skills and economic development policies at the local level, according to a new OECD report.


18-April-2014 - English

Northern Ireland, UK: Collaboration at local level is key towards matching skills to demand, says OECD

Closer collaboration between local employment, training, and economic development agencies to develop the right skills in jobseekers is crucial to support export-oriented growth in Northern Ireland, according to a new OECD report.


12-September-2013 - English

Irish recovery underway, but more inclusive growth and job creation needed, says OECD

Ireland’s economy is now showing encouraging signs of recovery from the financial crisis, but more must be done to reinvigorate growth and create the jobs that will get the country back to full health, according to the OECD.


3-February-2014 - English

Australia: Local employment agencies should play a greater role in job creation, says OECD

Slower growth in key markets like China and India is reducing momentum across the Australian economy, cutting into employment opportunities and putting more pressure on the government to ensure that public policy delivers optimal results for growth and job creation.