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Leveraging training and skills development in SMEs is an OECD LEED project. The project examines the role of skills and training ecosystems. It investigates the relevance of green skills for SMEs by exploring the transformation and greening of SMEs towards a low-carbon economy.
LEED has a diverse 2009/2010 programme of work. Covering key areas of local development including skills, employment, social inclusion and entrepreneurship, many of the projects are still open to participation by interested countries and local authorities.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was broadly stable in February 2010 compared with January. The headline rate fell 0.1 percentage point but this reflected the partial unwinding of effects that led to a temporary increase in Korea's January rate.
The key tables on employment and labour markets include employment, unemployment indicators as well as data on average annual working time and public expenditure on active labour market policies. Historical data refer to the latest eight time periods.
The Polish economy has become increasingly connected with the international economy, but challenges are widespread to improve Poland’s position in global markets.
Major structural reforms are necessary to prepare for euro adoption, all the more as the process of real and nominal convergence remains largely incomplete. This requires a substantial strengthening of alternative adjustment mechanisms to domestic interest- and exchange-rate changes.
Unemployment has fallen significantly prior to the crisis, not least due to past labour market reforms, and has remained surprisingly stable during this recession – both relative to past experience and vis à vis other OECD countries.
The potential growth rate of the economy has been low for a long time and the crisis has had a further adverse impact.
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This report explores the different approaches OECD countries are taking to foster diversity in the public service in a sustainable and responsive manner. The findings point to an on-going change of perceiving diversity from an equity at entry approach to seeing it as an added value.
The conference hosted by NESA within the framework of the LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance saw a strengthening of partnerships between employment services, business leaders, the non-profit sector, governments and other stakeholders from Australia and abroad. Proceedings now online