Publications & Documents


  • 10-May-2010

    English

    SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    This publication examines how governments can boost innovation by improving environments for enterprise creation and innovation in SMEs and strengthening the capabilities of entrepreneurs and SMEs.

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  • 10-May-2010

    English

    Training course: "Strategies for local economic development: Focus on green jobs" (Turin, Italy)

    An intensive 2 week course for local level development practitioners. Main objectives were to enhace participants skills in the design and implementation of innovative and green Local Employment Development strategies.

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  • 29-April-2010

    English

    OECD LEED Programme (homepage)

    The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) helps countries develop economically and socially at a local level by building better quality jobs.

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  • 29-April-2010

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    Handbook: Local youth entrepreneurship support

    Handbook "Shooting for the moon: good practices in local youth entrepreneurship support", April 2010. This handbook presents a criteria list of good practice that can be read as a tool to self-assess and re-orient current strategies, structures and practices in youth entrepreneurship support.

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  • 28-April-2010

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    Gender : Encouraging gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa

    Governments in the Middle East and North Africa increasingly recognise that gender equality - encouraging the talents, skills, education and productivity of all their citizens, including women - will make their countries stronger.

  • 15-April-2010

    English

    Leveraging training: skills development in SMEs

    Leveraging training and skills development in SMEs is an OECD LEED project. The project examines the role of skills and training ecosystems. It investigates the relevance of green skills for SMEs by exploring the transformation and greening of SMEs towards a low-carbon economy.

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  • 15-April-2010

    English

    LEED peer reviews in 2009/2010

    LEED has a diverse 2009/2010 programme of work. Covering key areas of local development including skills, employment, social inclusion and entrepreneurship, many of the projects are still open to participation by interested countries and local authorities.

  • 7-April-2010

    English

    OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Basque Country, Spain

    Through a diagnostic of the innovation system and the policy mix, the review offers some policy and governance recommendations to achieve the region’s desired transition in light of global trends in the innovation process and innovation policy.

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  • 6-April-2010

    English

    Organising Local Economic Development - The Role of Development Agencies and Companies

    Development processes occur within a wider geographical area than local government, and in some cases encompass a broader scope than provincial or national governments. Thus substantial inter-governmental co-operation and public-private partnership are needed. This book identifies how development agencies and companies work, what they do and what constitutes success and value added. It explores international practices in a variety of

  • 2-April-2010

    English

    OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Catalonia, Spain

    This review of regional innovation assesses how to improve Catalonia's current strategy and actions in order to boost its innovation system through both its own programmes and those of Spain and the European Union.

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