Publications & Documents


  • 5-December-2011

    English

    Intellectual Assets and Innovation: The SME Dimension

    This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.

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  • 3-December-2011

    English

    Capacity building seminar: Skilled territories - A new paradigm for tourism and local development in the Mediterranean region (Trento, Italy) - 2nd Edition

    The main objective of the seminar was to provide an international forum for a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on tourism and local development, also in relation to entrepreneurship and job creation, with a special focus on developments in the Mediterranean region.

  • 1-December-2011

    English

    Regional FDI-SME linkage strategies in Kazakhstan - 2011/2015

    This project examines how policies can support the integration of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into global value chains through creating and exploiting linkages between SMEs and Foreign Direct Investors (FDI). It involves assessments of current conditions and opportunities in three regions of Kazakhstan and makes recommendations for policy actions at national and local levels.

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  • 25-November-2011

    English

    Reassessing the NAIRUs after the crisis

    The financial crisis has resulted in a substantial increase in unemployment in the OECD.

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  • 23-November-2011

    English

    Urban Investment Network Summit 2011 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

    The LEED Programme has been a Knowledge Partner to the Urban Investment Network since its creation and supports this annual Summit. This event addresses important issues facing local leaders and builds on three decades of LEED engagement with public and private sectors.

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  • 17-November-2011

    English

    EMPLOYMENT: Investing in youth

    The economic outlook has weakened significantly over the past six months, which is not good news for employment or the prospects of those looking for work. Policy action targeted on youth and the long-term unemployed can, and must, be taken.

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  • 7-November-2011

    English

    A project on Building Local Economic Intelligence (BLEI)

    Gathering evidence is an essential requirement for local development organisations to design sound economic development strategies, demonstrate delivery against objectives, and prepare a path for future policy action.

  • 2-November-2011

    English

    G20 Leaders Summit: Preparatory L20 Meeting

    The jobs crisis has three particularly worrying aspects. First, the risk of unemployment becoming entrenched is more and more real in a number of G20 countries. Second, the crisis impacts disproportionately on youth. Finally, growing inequality threatens to affect social cohesion and the living standards of vulnerable families and individuals. To deal with these threats, job creation must be restarted quickly, accompanied by stronger

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  • 27-October-2011

    English

    Local skills strategies

    The LEED Programme is launching a project analysing local skills strategies in place in OECD member and non-member countries, as part of a wider OECD Skills Strategy, and seeking experts in the field to contribute case studies examining a joined up approach to local skills development.

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  • 25-October-2011

    English

    Capacity building seminar: Implementing SME policy tools in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus (Trento, Italy)

    This 3.5-day seminar discussed how to tackle some of the primary challenges SMEs face, addressing the following issues related to SME policy tools and instruments: (i) business cooperation and local governance; (ii) technology, innovation and green growth; and (iii) access to finance.

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