11th Annual Meeting: Local leadership for inclusive growth (Manchester, United Kingdom)
11th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development
LOCAL LEADERSHIP FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH
Manchester, United Kingdom | 24th-26th June 2015
Local policymakers have a critical role to play in developing more resilient and inclusive economies, particularly because they are well-positioned to take a more integrated approach to tackling complex challenges and seizing new opportunities. This requires local partners to collaborate and work closely in innovative ways, whilst also re-examining the relationship between local and national policymakers.
The 11th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development brought together local and national leaders, policy makers and practitioners to discuss how inclusive growth can be built from the ground up. They took inspiration from the achievements of Manchester in setting out a shared vision for change, and from the UK government’s endeavour to devolve powers in a way that matches local capacities and aspirations. International participants brought their experience in building coalitions for jobs and growth, and learnt from concrete case studies, site visits and peer-to-peer exchange.
3 plenary sessions brought together international leaders on topics to discuss local leadership for inclusive growth, new approaches to local economic development, and growth through people.
Post-event workshop: The What Works Lab process: developing approaches to increase employer engagement in workplace training.
The 11th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development brought together some 250 representatives of local partnerships, government officials, public employment services, local leaders, youth organisations, social entrepreneurs, business representatives, and academics.
The Forum was held in Manchester, a city-region which has recently secured a landmark devolution agreement with the UK Government.
The meeting was held at Manchester Town Hall, United Kingdom, one of the most iconic landmarks in the city and one of the most important Grade 1 listed buildings in England.
The meeting run from the morning of 25th June to mid-day 26th June, with pre-meeting activities the afternoon of 24th June.
Other events in Manchester during the week of the Forum
For further information about the event, please contact the OECD Secretariat.
Agenda, Local Initiatives Forum, workshops outline, speakers' biographical notes and logistical information in one unique document!
Report for the post-event workshop
Deadline for abstracts and proposals: 30 September 2015