Publications & Documents


  • 22-May-2006

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    Conference on Local Economic Strategies for Equity and Growth: Building on Success - Glasgow's Future Prosperity

    This conference was held in Glasgow on 5-6 June 2006 to discuss the findings of the expert study mission which took place in Glasgow last January. Participants included stakeholders, policymakers and politicians.

  • 4-May-2006

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    Capacity building seminar on “Evaluation as a Tool for Local Development Strategy Building” Trento, Italy, 10-12 July 2006

    The LEED Programme of the OECD and its Trento Centre held a two day capacity building seminar focusing on how policy makers and practitioners can use evaluation to better design and deliver local development strategies. The event took place on 10-12 July, 2006 in Trento, Italy.

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  • 4-May-2006

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    Stakeholders Meeting “Developing Skills for Endogenous Development”, Tirana and Shkoder, Albania, 29-31 May 2006

    This workshop looked at local development assets and capacities in Northern Albania with a focus on the traditional handicraft sector, including skills development and the role of partnerships in the design, implementation and evaluation of local development strategies.

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  • 5-April-2006

    English

    Managing Decentralisation: A New Role for Labour Market Policy

    To ensure that people's needs are met, governments decentralise the way policies are designed and implemented. In the field of labour market policy, decentralisation is welcomed by a whole range of stakeholders....

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  • 5-April-2006

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    The Local Dimension of Welfare-to-Work: An International Survey

    Traditional welfare and employment policies have been unable to tackle the problems of high unemployment and exclusion in OECD countries and recently a wave of new approaches has emerged together with new political notions of welfare-to-work.

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  • 5-April-2006

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    Evaluating Local Economic and Employment Development: How to assess what works among programmes and policies

    Policy evaluation poses conceptual, technical and institutional challenges, particularly in the case of local development. Data is often inadequate and multiple forms of policy can interact to obscure the effects of individual initiatives...

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  • 5-April-2006

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    Local Governance and the Drivers of Growth

    Innovation, skills, entrepreneurship and social cohesion are key drivers of growth, and essential goals of effective economic development strategies. Each has a strong governance component, which requires real partnership....

  • 5-April-2006

    English

    New Forms of Governance for Economic Development

    New forms of governance are emerging. Government, business and civil society are increasingly seeking ways to develop and pursue economic development strategies and solve socio-economic problems jointly.

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  • 5-April-2006

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    Skills Upgrading: New Policy Perspectives

    Skills are key to a better job and a better life. Yet acquiring them is often most difficult for the people who need them most: those trapped in low-paid jobs with hard working conditions. The result is an imbalanced labour market...

  • 5-April-2006

    English

    Devolution and Globalisation: Implications for Local Decision-makers

    This book sets out a vision of devolved economic development policies capable of responding to the challenges of globalisation. The key features in this vision are flexible and networked institutions and local strategies emphasising entrepreneurship, human capital and social cohesion.

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