Publications & Documents


  • 1-March-2011

    English

    Local development capacity assessment in EU candidate countries and potential candidates in the Western Balkans

    This joint initiative by the European Commission Enlargement Directorate-General and the OECD LEED Programme is focused on providing an assessment of the current local development capacity in view of EU accession in the EU Candidate countries and potential candidates in the Western Balkans.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Conference: Improving social inclusion at the local level through the social economy. Presentation of the OECD report (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

    This conference presented the report prepared for Slovenia as part of the OECD LEED "Improving social inclusion at the local level through the social economy" project in the framework of the Forum on Social Innovations.

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  • 16-February-2011

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    Conference: Shrinkage in Europe: causes, effects and policy strategies (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

    Within the conference discussing how shrinkage has become a pressing problem in many parts of Europe, the LEED programme is organising a workshop which especially focuses on policies and programs to foster skills, employment development and job creation in areas of shrinkage.

  • 15-February-2011

    English

    Reviews on boosting local entrepreneurship and enterprise creation

    This LEED project will examine the capacity of local economies to support new enterprise creation and the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including in the social enterprise sector, and how it can be enhanced through local economic and employment development policies.

  • 15-February-2011

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    Job creation through social entrepreneurship and the social economy

    This LEED project will assess the job creation potential of the social economy in various institutional frameworks, examine the conditions under which the contribution of social economy organisations to employment can be maximised and identify obstacles and possible solutions.

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  • 10-February-2011

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Guangdong, China

    This review assesses Guangdong’s current approach to economic development. It is the country’s most populous and rich province with 95.4 million inhabitants and provides one-eighth of the national GDP with "processing trade" as a key development feature.

  • 1-February-2011

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    Stability And Growth: What Role For EU Cohesion Policy?

    The European Union faces serious challenges today, with public finances in poor shape, weak long-term growth prospects and an unemployment level close to 10%. In this context, the regional policy can play a crucial role to unleash the growth potential of our economies, says OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 25-January-2011

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    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: England, United Kingdom

    Rural England plays a significant role in the economy of the United Kingdom, but an even larger social and cultural role, and being geographically compact is is unique among OECD regions.

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  • 21-January-2011

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Switzerland 2011

    This review offers a comprehensive assessment of the country's New Regional Policy, implemented following the 2002 review. It finds that overall, regions in Switzerland are faring well but there is room for improvement in regional labour productivity growth.

  • 14-January-2011

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    Project: Skills for greener jobs in a local labour market context

    This study will analyse how selected local areas/industry clusters identify the specific skills needed to support green growth and how related skills policies and practices can be made more effective in supporting their provision and accelerating transition to a low-carbon economy.

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