Publications & Documents


  • 7-October-2010

    English

    Conference: From unemployment to self-employment (Berlin, Germany)

    During an economic downturn and recovery, self-employment becomes an appealing option to a number of job-seekers faced with reduced opportunities to regain quickly employment elsewhere in the labour market.The objective of this seminar was to share and assess the experiences of OECD countries.

  • 28-September-2010

    English

    Conference: Skills development in the post-crisis context - Developing an area-based approach (Tokyo, Japan)

    Representatives from governments and employment agencies across Asia and the OECD discussed how skills development can help governments and local communities rebalance growth, stimulate employment and economic development and build effective local partnerships.

  • 27-September-2010

    English

    Workshop: Measuring entrepreneurship and SME development at local level (Paris, France)

    The third seminar of the 2010 LEED FIELD project focuses on measuring skills and human capital in local economies. This workshop reviewed the innovative tools and methods used, as part of local information systems, by local development organisations.Venue: Paris (France)

  • 24-September-2010

    Spanish

  • 11-September-2010

    English

    Putting in place jobs that last

    A guide to re-building sustainable employment at the local level. This guide sets out five principles for building sustainable employment post financial crisis. Each principle is presented with concrete recommendations and case studies to both national policymakers and local practitioners.

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  • 26-August-2010

    English

    The LEED Governing Board

    About the LEED Directing Committee

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  • 18-August-2010

    English

    Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers: Sweden - Will the Recent Reforms Make It?

    Sickness and disability is a key economic policy concern for many OECD countries. Medical conditions, or problems labelled as such by societies and policy systems, are proving an increasing obstacle to raising labour force participation and keeping public expenditure under control. More and more people of working age rely on sickness and disability benefits as their main source of income, and the employment rates of those reporting disabling conditions are low. This report is an assessment of the Swedish reforms, which aim to lower inactivity and increase participation, against the background of recent trends and policy responses in other OECD countries. It looks at what Sweden is currently doing and what more it could do to transform its sickness and disability schemes from passive benefits to active support systems that promote work.    
  • 17-August-2010

    English, , 181kb

    OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2010

    OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2010

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  • 30-July-2010

    English

    Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers: Canada - Opportunities for Collaboration

    Sickness and disability policy reform has been a priority for OECD countries wanting to improve employment and social outcomes in this domain. The recent recession and corresponding fall in labour demand is expected to hit marginalised workers, including workers with health problems or disability, harder than the broader working-age population. There is a pressing need for policy makers to address the recent “medicalisation” of labour market problems, a phenomenon that appears to underlie much of the difficulties countries find in disability policy making. This report is an assessment of the Canadian situation, albeit through the lens of the federal government and the provinces of Québec, British Columbia and Manitoba. It looks at the current state of play following a decade of various reforms and preceding a period where further revisions are likely.
  • 27-July-2010

    English, PDF, 3,474kb

    ESSSA informative brochure

    Download the informative brochure about the OECD LEED Employment and Skills Strategies in SouthEast Asia (ESSSA) initiative.

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