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Policy evaluation poses conceptual, technical and institutional challenges, particularly in the case of local development. Data is often inadequate and multiple forms of policy can interact to obscure the effects of individual initiatives...
Traditional welfare and employment policies have been unable to tackle the problems of high unemployment and exclusion in OECD countries and recently a wave of new approaches has emerged together with new political notions of welfare-to-work.
This book sets out a vision of devolved economic development policies capable of responding to the challenges of globalisation. The key features in this vision are flexible and networked institutions and local strategies emphasising entrepreneurship, human capital and social cohesion.
The International Partnership Fair was the 2nd Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance and addressed demand for the exchange of information and comparison of concrete experience and practice in relation to partnership working.
The seminar in Macedonia continued the work on the case studies identified during the Trento Centre capacity building seminar on entrepreneurship held on 13-17 December 2004 in Trento and further explored the theme of Entrepreneurship Spirit and Skills.
This event will bring together key policy makers, community leaders and researchers from around Australia, together with leading experts from other OECD countries. The aim is to deepen the academic and policy debate about the impact and value of efforts to ‘join-up' different public services...
This conference will address topics such as social enterprises and corporate social responsibility. It aims to foster a dialogue on how social innovation can play an important role in contemporary economies and on how governments can foster it.
La conférence aura pour thème le niveau de participation des femmes dans le monde des affaires et son impact sur le développement économique et l’inclusion sociale d’une région. Une attention toute particulière sera prêtée au rôle des femmes dans la région des Caraïbes...
A summary of the co-operation between the European Commission (DG Employment and Social Affairs) and the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme.
This one day seminar focused on local development evaluation with a special concentration on the current situation in evaluating local development strategies implemented recently in the Czech Republic.