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The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) helps countries develop economically and socially at a local level by building better quality jobs.
Handbook "Shooting for the moon: good practices in local youth entrepreneurship support", April 2010. This handbook presents a criteria list of good practice that can be read as a tool to self-assess and re-orient current strategies, structures and practices in youth entrepreneurship support.
Angel Gurría provides an overview of labour market conditions in OECD countries and explains why large fiscal deficits complicate the policy options even further. He also describes what governments should do to promote a job-rich recovery that benefits all workforce groups, including the most vulnerable.
In 2008, the Czech government implemented a major overhaul of the personal income tax (PIT), replacing the previous progressive rate schedule with a single 15% rate levied on an enlarged base.
The short-term labour market outlook is not rosy and countries face a serious risk of a “jobless recovery”, said the Secretary-General at the G20 employment ministers' meeting in Washington. He added that ensuring high unemployment does not persist for too long is a key objective.
This paper presents in summary form the findings that emerge from a study of 20 structural reform episodes in 10 OECD countries.
The meeting intends to bring together policymakers, researchers, and other experts who can contribute state-of-the-art evidence and experience to frame the issues surrounding increasing labour market inclusion for individuals with a mental health-related disability.
This paper takes stock of recent labour market developments, highlights some of the key uncertainties, and discusses the policy options available to damp any further, structural deterioration in labour markets and facilitate an eventual, sustained, job-rich recovery.
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.