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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  • Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA)

    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.



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...



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

: New and old social elevators: what floor to get off at and which to take? 10th Festival of Economics (Trento, Italy)
| 30 May 2015

HIGH-LEVEL CAPACITY BUILDING SEMINAR: Building enabling ecosystems for social enterprises
- 22-23 April 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Social Impact Bonds: Promises and Pitfalls -(Paris, France)
| 15 April 2015

EXPERTS ROUNDTABLE: Local Economic Strategies for Ageing Labour Markets | 31 March 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Employment and Skills Strategy in England - United Kingdom

REPORT: Enhancing the Local Development contributions of Higher Education Institutions - Moravia-Silesia - Czech Republic

NEWS RELEASE: Maps Location of Skilled U.S. Workers and the Employers Who Seek Them 

WORKSHOP: Building effective local strategies to boost quality job creation, employment and participation (Washington DC) | 18-19 November 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Employment and Skills Strategy in Korea

: The co-operative model in Trentino (Italy) - A case study
  | May-November 2014

POLICY REVIEW: Supporting the development of local innovation systems in Colombia - The case of Medellin, Antioquia  | October 2013-November 2014

CAPACITY BUILDING SEMINAR: Promoting entrepreneurial education in schools (Potsdam, Germany)  | 3-6 November 2014



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Employment and Skills Strategy in England - United Kingdom Employment and Skills Strategies in Flanders, Belgium



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