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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  • OECD Southeast Asian Regional Policy Network on Education and Skills

    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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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...




CALL FOR INITIATIVES: Local responses to refugee crisis: From initial reception to longer term integration | 15 December 2015

INITIATIVES: Compendium on Social Enterprises Policies | 30 October 2015

SEMINAR: The intangible resources for the future of Trentino - The case of language skills (Trento, Italy) | 30 October 2015

FORUM: Ravello LAB 2015 - Culture and creative industries for developing districts (Ravello, Italy) | 22-24 October 2015

VIDEOS: 11th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum 2015 - Local leadership for inclusive growth | October 2015

7th ANNUAL EXPERT MEETING of the initiative on Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA) - Better Connecting the Skills System to the World of Work (Cambodia) | 7-8 October 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Engaging employers in Skills development and utilisation

STUDY VISIT: Perspektive 50+ Regional employment pacts for older workers - Offenbach-am-Main, Germany | 16-17 July 2015

SUMMER SCHOOL: International Summer School for cooperation and local development - Sixth edition (Trento, Italy) | 20-31 July 2015

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


‌The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015 - Policies for Self-employment and Entrepreneurship



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