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  • 1-October-2013


    Policy review: Supporting the development of local innovation systems in Colombia

    The project provides recommendations to the city of Medellin and Antioquia to support the development of the local economy and includes a focus on how the innovative environment can be strengthened to support inclusion, entrepreneurship, SME, and local developmentto and how to better coordinate and integrate its policies with the national level.

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  • 25-September-2013


  • 25-September-2013


    Local Partnership Strategies in Upper Austria: Supporting youth employment and apprenticeships

    This short thematic paper summarises the key findings of the study visit.

  • 25-September-2013


    Local strategies for youth employment: a LEED Project

    Endorsing the OECD’s Action Plan for Youth at the OECD’s annual Ministerial Meeting in Paris in May 2013, ministers underlined the need to focus attention on the most disadvantaged youth.

  • 12-septembre-2013


    La reprise est en cours en Irlande, mais une croissance plus inclusive et plus de créations d’emplois sont nécessaires, selon l'OCDE

    L'économie irlandaise montre désormais des signes encourageants de reprise après la crise financière, mais beaucoup plus doit être fait pour redynamiser la croissance et créer les emplois qui permettront au pays de retrouver sa pleine santé, selon l'OCDE.

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  • 12-September-2013

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    Local Strategies for Youth Employment: Learning from Practice

    OECD Ministers at their meeting in May 2013 agreed to take a comprehensive range of measures as set out in the OECD Action Plan for Youth. The first objective of these measures is to tackle the current situation of high youth unemployment and underemployment. The second objective is to produce better outcomes for youth in the longer run by equipping them with relevant skills and removing barriers to their employment.

  • 12-September-2013


    Publication: Employment and Skills Strategies in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

    This book focuses on the role of employment and training agencies in contributing to job creation and productivity in Northern Ireland. It explores how Northern Ireland is implementing labour market and skills policy and putting measures in place at the local level to stimulate quality employment, inclusion and growth.

  • 12-September-2013


    Conference: Shrinking cities in Europe (Essen, Germany)

    The conference marks the conclusion of the 4 year European COST Action TU 0803 ‘Cities Regrowing Smaller’ (CIRES). The conference is organised by CIRES, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the OECD LEED Programme within its Demographic Change & Local Labour Markets projects.

  • 10-September-2013

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    Innovative financing and delivery mechanisms for getting the unemployed into work

    Many factors put people at risk of long-term unemployment, including poverty and social exclusion, poor basic skills levels, discrimination, cultural distance from the mainstream labour market and poor local social capital. At the local level a holistic approach can help tackle such issues, with direct interventions in the fields of education and employment complementing wider actions to build social cohesion and community capacity.

  • 5-September-2013

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    Turkey: Supporting small business development in the province of Manisa - The role of KOSGEB

    Many areas like Manisa suffer from a local lack of sophisticated demand in terms of expressed SME requirements. This leaves considerable scope for demand and supply side initiatives set within KOSGEB’s framework that will assist in shaping intervention and promoting a coherent approach to SME development.

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