Taking an integrated approach to design, implementation and evaluation of local economic and employment development strategies and policies requires high-level skills and abilities. It implies a long-term, on-going partnership process in which local development actors (including ministries, local authorities, the social economy, professional and business organisations, academics and civil society) actively participate.
At the time when human resources are at the heart of economic growth, an enhanced capacity and better understanding of both local and global economic conditions are necessary prerequisites for effective responses to shifting economic, social and political conditions.
Integrated, locally-tailored approaches can be more effective in stimulating growth and tackling exclusion issues than one-size-fits-all, top-down and uncoordinated programmes. Effective local policy design and implementation can stimulate investments, build resilient labour markets, and improve entrepreneurial and business ecosystems.
It requires a deep understanding of how policies interact and how different levers can be combined for maximum impact.
A. Designing more effective strategies for local economic development
The activity will enhance capacities in the design, implementation and evaluation of local economic development strategies, including with respect to the delivery of EU ESI Funds programmes at the local level and in the context of remote communities. The work will contribute to the activity on Delivering Effective Local Economic Development in the LEED programme of work as well as that of the OECD Regional Development Policy Committee (RDPC).
Conference: SMEs and the Urban Fabric
Talks cycle: Understanding global trends to innovate local governments
Summer school: Local development strategies and European projects - Second Edition
Summer school: Local development strategies and European programming
B. Knowledge-sharing on local development strategies and practices among Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and OECD countries
The Trento Centre manages the International Summer School on Community and Local Development to build capacity of policy officials and practitioners in the design and implementation of local economic development strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
It organises capacity building sessions and manages learning tools which encourage the adoption of successful techniques in stimulating the various drivers of local development, such as entrepreneurship, social enterprises, micro-credit, innovation, skills development, social cohesion and inclusion and local governance.
A community of practice provides a platform for government officers and practitioners to share experiences on socio-economic development throughout LAC.
International Summer School for community and local development - Ninth edition
International Summer School for community and local development - Eighth edition
Previous related events
International Summer School for cooperation and local development - Seventh edition
International Summer School for cooperation and local development - Sixth edition
International Summer School for cooperation and local development - Fifth edition
International Summer School for cooperation and local development - Fourth edition
Seminar: Evaluation of programmes for the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises
International Summer School for cooperation and local development -Third edition
Capacity building seminar: Designing and implementing E-government policies - The case of the Palestinian Autorithy
4-7 December 2011 | Trento, Italy
International Summer School for cooperation and local development - Second edition (Trento, Italy)
Conference: Local and regional strategies to relaunch economic and employment development (Trento, Italy)
Completed reviews & reports
Review: Supporting the development of local innovation systems in Colombia - The case of Medellin, Antioquia
Review: Supporting evidence-based local strategy making - a LEED Project
Review: Framework for Information Exchange in Local Development (FIELD) - a LEED Project
For further information, please contact Paolo.Rosso@oecd.org.