How to stimulate growth and support job creation are two critical challenges that countries and localities confront and limited resources require lateral thinking about how actions in one area, such as employment and training, can have simultaneous benefits in others, such as creating new jobs and better supporting labour market inclusion. The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme has developed an international cross-comparative study, which examines the contribution of local labour market policy to boosting quality employment.
Each country review examines the capacity of employment services and training providers to contribute to a long-term strategy which strengthens the resiliency of the local economy, increases skills levels and job quality. In Ireland, the review has looked at the range of institutions and bodies involved in employment and skills policies. In-depth work was undertaken in the Dublin and South East regions. The working paper outlines a number of recommendations and actions to promote job creation at the national and local levels.
Table of contents
- ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
- POLICY AND REFORM CONTEXT
- Economic and labour market trends
- National policy context: a period of on-going reforms
- Overview of employment policies and programmes
- Vocational education and training policies
- Economic development and regional governance
- UNDERSTANDING THE CASE STUDY AREAS
- Overview of the Dublin and South East regions
- Employment and training services
- Balance between skills supply and demand at the sub-national level
- KEY FINDINGS from the Local Job Creation Dashboard
- Theme 1: Better aligning policy and programmes to local economic development
- Theme 2: Adding value through skills
- Theme 3: Targeting policy to local employment sectors and investing in quality jobs
- Theme 4: Inclusion
- CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
For more information please contact Jonathan Barr at the OECD Secretariat.