LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)


  • Save the date: LEED FORUM 2017

    The 2017 LEED Forum will focus on the means of investing in skills for local needs and promoting SME and entrepreneurship growth and productivity. Using a local lens, discussions will also address current issues, including growth in social enterprises, innovation in public employment services, the future of work and building higher value-added production.

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  • City of Talent Montreal

    This report examines this paradox and suggests new strategies to improve local outcomes in terms of employment, innovation and skills, and to boost inclusive economic growth and innovation across the Quebec metropolis.

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  • Boosting Skills for Greener Jobs in Flanders

    This report analyses the skills dimension of the transition to a green economy at the local level, with specific reference to emerging needs in the agro-food, construction and chemicals sectors in Flanders, Belgium.

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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







Boosting Social Enterprise Development - Good Practice Compendium
Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2016
Weaving Together Policies for Social Inclusion in Ireland
Employment and Skills Strategies in Saskatchewan and the Yukon, Canada


Employment and Skills Strategies in Slovenia

Employment and Skills Strategies in Turkey

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017



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