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This site aims to fill the need for a comprehensive database of countries participating in the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance. Here you can search, browse and download over 200 documents published since 1999 and find relevant links to websites in each country.
The 6th IEF conference will address the theme “New Ventures and the Creative Trajectory: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity in Business”...
Drawing from a wide array of case studies, this book analyses best-practice local strategies for increasing workforce skills. And it also takes a close look at the opportunities and challenges presented by international migration.
This book presents and analyses interesting recent developments in the field of community capacity building, in a variety of OECD and non-OECD countries. The focus is on how CCB has effected change in three major areas: social policy ; local economic policy; and environmental policy.
Explores the success of major innovation and entrepreneurship clusters in OECD countries, the challenges they now face in sustaining their positions and the lessons for other places seeking to build successful clusters.
Cities are important generators of wealth, employment and productivity growth and often quoted as the engines of their national economies.
Recent work is focusing on the contractual approach of multi-level governance, the design of grants transferred from central to sub national levels of government and the variety of agreements between municipalities.
Rural regions in OECD countries are important economically and demographically. Increasing globalisation, improved communications and reduced transportation costs are drivers of economic change in rural areas. However, promoting rural development poses numerous policy and governance challenges.
OECD work on regional competitiveness addresses both the measurement of regional performance through regional statistics and indicators using the OECD Regional Database and policies to address key factors that can improve the competitiveness of regions.
OECD work on regional development covers a number of inter-related fields: regional competitiveness, multi-level governance, urban and metropolitan policy and rural development.