Publications & Documents


  • 27-August-2009

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    OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2009

    OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2009

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  • 14-August-2009

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    Recession, recovery and reinvestment: The role of local economic leadership in a global crisis

    The global financial crisis is like no other that we have experienced since the early 20th century. This free publication identifies some of the most interesting practices in response to the financial crisis from a local economic development perspective.

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  • 14-August-2009

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    Local economic strategy series: Review of Belfast

    The success of Belfast over the next 25 years is critical to the success of Northern Ireland. This timely review examines how lessons from the exceptional circumstances that have shaped the city and its remarkable revival over the last decade have shaped the local development agenda.

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  • 7-August-2009

    English

    Improving the functioning of the Slovenian labour market

    Labour market outcomes have improved markedly in the past years as the beneficial effects of the economic upswing were reinforced by important structural reforms.

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  • 31-July-2009

    Italian

    Inserire i giovani nel mondo del lavoro: il ruolo dei partenariati

    Il seminario era indirizzato a coloro che lavorano all’interno di partenariati dedicati ai temi delle politiche per i giovani rivolti ad una delle seguenti aree: (i) promuovere l’imprenditorialità; (ii) iniziative di sviluppo delle competenze dei giovani; e (iii) integrare giovani svantaggiati

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  • 28-July-2009

    English

  • 28-July-2009

    English

    OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies: Slovenia

    This report analyses the main challenges for labour market and social policies in Slovenia and considers the available policy options from the perspective of OECD countries' experience. Slovenia has one of the most equal income distributions in the world and a tradition of social dialogue. However, its unemployment insurance and employment service system are not sufficient to deal effectively with the present economic crisis and the

  • 24-July-2009

    English

    Improving social inclusion at the local level through the social economy

    The development of tailored recommendations to promote and enhance the contribution of the social economy in fostering social inclusion is the aim of the project and guidance is being provided to national, regional and local actors on how to improve social inclusion capacity effectively.

  • 24-July-2009

    English

    Social inclusion: International learning models

    The Trento Centre worked with the Autonomous Province of Trento to support the work of the European Social Fund Co-operation Network. As part of this work, the OECD LEED Programme conducted five two-day ‘mini-reviews’ in five member regions of the Network.

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  • 17-July-2009

    English

    Clusters, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    This publication explores the success of major innovation and entrepreneurship clusters in OECD countries, the challenges they now face in sustaining their positions and the lessons for other places seeking to build successful clusters.  What are the key factors for cluster success?  What problems are emerging on the horizon? Which is the appropriate role of the public sector in supporting the expansion of  clusters and overcoming the obstacles?

    The book addresses these and other issues, analysing seven internationally reputed clusters in depth: Grenoble in France, Vienna in Austria, Waterloo in Canada, Dunedin in New Zealand, Medicon Valley in Scandinavia, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom, and Madison, Wisconsin, in the United States.  For each cluster, it looks at the factors that have contributed to its growth, the impact of the cluster on local entrepreneurship performance, and the challenges faced for further expansion.  It also puts forward a set of policy recommendations geared to the broader context of cluster development.

    This publication is essential reading for policy makers, practitioners and academics wishing to obtain good practices in cluster development and guidance on how  to enhance the economic impact of clusters.

     

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