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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Read the speech by OECD Deputy Secretary General, Aart de Geus, during the opening session of the 10th International Entrepreneurship Forum, held in Bahrain on 9-11 January 2011.