Publications & Documents


  • 15-April-2010

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    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.

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  • 7-April-2010

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    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

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    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 locations and contexts, and defines both the success factors and the challenges associated with economic development agencies and companies.
  • 2-April-2010

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    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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  • 1-April-2010

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    Territorial Development Reviews

    This page displays the full list of country and regional reviews of territorial development.

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  • 1-April-2010

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  • 1-April-2010

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    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Strategies to Improve Rural Service Delivery

    This book provides an overview of the underlying problems in delivering services to rural regions.

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  • 24-March-2010

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    Conference: Uniting to improve social and economic participation (Melbourne, Australia)

    The conference hosted by NESA within the framework of the LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance saw a strengthening of partnerships between employment services, business leaders, the non-profit sector, governments and other stakeholders from Australia and abroad. Proceedings now online

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  • 12-March-2010

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    Workshop: Measuring skills and human capital in local economies (Paris, France)

    Working in conjunction with a LEED research project on Skills for Competitiveness, the first seminar of the 2010 LEED FIELD project focused on measuring skills and human capital in local economies.

  • 11-March-2010

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Toronto, Canada 2009

    OECD's Territorial Review of Toronto, Canada.  It finds that the Toronto region is one of the chief economic powerhouses of Canada, generating almost one-fifth of national GDP and 45% of Ontario’s GDP. The region is home to 40% of Canada’s business headquarters and is a main manufacturing hub, with major automotive, biomedical and electronics companies. Toronto is also one of the most diverse metropolitan regions in the world: half of its population is foreign born and it hosted 40% of all immigrants to Canada during 2001-2006.

    Nevertheless, the region’s current economic development model is under pressure and its economic performance has been mixed in recent years. From 1995 to 2005, GDP per capita and GDP growth rates were below the Canadian average while its annual economic and labour productivity growth were lower than the average for OECD metropolitan regions. During this period, population growth boosted demand in the construction, sales and retail, professional and financial services sectors. However, the recent decline in the area’s manufacturing jobs has illustrated the structural difficulties of some traditionally strong areas, such as the automotive and electronics industries.

    This Review proposes a new sustainable competitiveness agenda to enhance productivity, focusing on innovation, cultural diversity and infrastructure, as well as on green policies. To implement such an agenda, the Review proposes improving the current governance framework by intensifying strategic planning at the level of the Toronto region.

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