Publications & Documents


  • 27-July-2010

    English, PDF, 3,474kb

    ESSSA informative brochure

    Download the informative brochure about the OECD LEED Employment and Skills Strategies in SouthEast Asia (ESSSA) initiative.

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  • 26-July-2010

    English

    International Summer School for cooperation and local development (Trento, Italy) - 2010 edition

    The School is organising specialised courses on socio-economic development and creating an international platform to exchange experiences and knowledge between public officers and practitioners from OECD member and non member countries that deals with cooperation and local development issues.

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  • 26-July-2010

    Spanish

    Summer School (Trento, Italia) - 2010 edición

    "Comunidad y desarollo local" es un curso intensivo residencial de dos semanas construido para un grupo de estudio colombiano para un trabajo de investigación e intercambio sobre el proceso de definición de una estrategia de desarollo local.

  • 23-July-2010

    English

    Poland: Key Issues and Policies

    The rapid growth of entrepreneurship and small firms has been one of the greatest successes in post-Communist transformation in Poland.  SMEs have greatly contributed to employment, investment and value added in the Polish economy.  However, key barriers to further growth remain in the business environment for SMEs and entrepreneurs.  This book sets out the current SME and entrepreneurship climate, reviews SME and entrepreneurship issues and policies at national and local levels, and provides observations and recommendations for improving and supporting entrepreneurship and SMEs in Poland.

  • 5-July-2010

    English, , 3,164kb

    Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia: Setting the Scene

    This report identifies and discusses employment and skills strategies in Southeast Asia. The aim of the exercise is to identify a number of characteristics and trends of employment and skills development in the region which can be explored and addressed further by the ESSSA initiative.

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  • 5-July-2010

    English

    Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA) - Outcomes

    Outcomes of the OECD LEED Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA) initiative: background research on national and local initiatives, results of a dedicated survey in the region, conferences and other work to provide guidance on ways to rebuild employment.

  • 25-June-2010

    English

    Fulfilling promise – Ensuring labour market success for ethnic minority and immigrant youth

    The “Fulfilling Promise” OECD LEED project is analysing strategic approaches to improving employment outcomes for ethnic minority and immigrant youth.

  • 22-June-2010

    English

    Sustainable tourism and local development in Apulia region (Italy)

    The study of Apulia aims to review policies and assets of the Region, so to provide recommendations and guidance to: (i) implement new sustainable tourism development strategies;(ii) strengthen the value of Apulia destination’s sites proposition;(iii) foster skills and capacities at local level.

  • 21-June-2010

    English

    Workshop: Understanding and Measuring Unemployment and Exclusion from the Labour Market (Paris, France)

    The second seminar of the 2010 LEED FIELD project focused on measuring skills and human capital in local economies. This workshop reviewed the innovative tools and methods used, as part of local information systems, by local development organisations.Venue: Paris (France)

  • 17-June-2010

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Venice, Italy 2010

    This Review of Venice, Italy, offers a comprehensive assessment of the city-region’s economy and the extent to which its land use, labour market and environmental policies embrace a metropolitan vision. A new understanding of the provinces of Padua, Treviso and Venice as an interconnected city-region of 2.6 million people guides this study. Venice ranks as among the most dynamic and productive city-regions in the OECD, with high employment levels and growth rates. Though it has thrived on a model of small firms and industrial clusters, it is undergoing a deep economic transformation. Venice confronts growing environmental challenges as a result of rising traffic congestion and costly infrastructure pressures, exacerbated by sprawl. Demographics are also changing, due to ageing inhabitants, immigrant settlement and the rapid depopulation of the historic city of Venice.  

    This report offers a comparative analysis of these issues, utilising the OECD’s metropolitan database to benchmark productivity and growth. It draws on regional economics, urban planning, transportation studies and hydrology to throw light on the changes within the city-region. In light of planned inter-city rail extensions, the Review calls for programmes to increase economic synergies between Venice and its neighbours. It evaluates key tools for promoting economic growth and metropolitan governance and proposes enhanced co-ordination of land use policies, additional business development services for small and medium-sized businesses, and the enlargement of university-linked innovation. Given frequent flooding, the report appraises the quality of metropolitan water governance and Venice’s potential to become a powerful reference for climate change adaptation.

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