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 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
Working in conjunction with a LEED research project on Skills for Competitiveness, the first seminar of the 2010 LEED FIELD project focused on measuring skills and human capital in local economies.
Despite the first signs of economic recovery, unemployment will remain high for the years to come. The 6th Annual Meeting brought together some 200 representatives of all the components of the society to review how local development actors are adapting to this new reality.
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Final version adopted by Forum members at the 6th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance.
This OECD review series aims to assist local policy makers to develop strategies and programmes that promote the contribution of entrepreneurship and SME growth to local development.
The study is exploring ways of allowing policy makers to inject greater flexibility into the management of employment policy at the local level, while ensuring full accountability in relation to meeting national policy goals.
OECD research shows that to be successful in today’s knowledge economy, communities need to invest not only in the supply of skills but also in the demand for skills.The new OECD LEED project on “Skills for Competitiveness” will examine the advantages of such demand-side policy interventions.
The rapidly developing Southeast Asia region is confronted with significant labour market challenges. This initiative aims to address the issues of employment and skills, especially through an interaction platform for members.
While no country has been spared from the effects of the financial and economic crisis, the diverse impact has been quite evident in Asia. This meeting aimed to strengthen the capacity of local level players to undertake effective employment recovery and skills strategies in response to the cris