Publications & Documents


  • 9-June-2006

    English

    Urban Development

    Cities are important generators of wealth, employment and productivity growth and often quoted as the engines of their national economies.

  • 8-June-2006

    English

    Rural Development

    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.

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  • 8-June-2006

    English

    Regional Development

    OECD work on regional development covers a number of inter-related fields: regional competitiveness, multi-level governance, urban and metropolitan policy and rural development.

  • 8-June-2006

    English

    Regional Competitiveness

    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.

  • 22-May-2006

    English

    Conference on Local Economic Strategies for Equity and Growth: Building on Success - Glasgow's Future Prosperity

    This conference was held in Glasgow on 5-6 June 2006 to discuss the findings of the expert study mission which took place in Glasgow last January. Participants included stakeholders, policymakers and politicians.

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  • 4-May-2006

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    Capacity building seminar on “Evaluation as a Tool for Local Development Strategy Building” Trento, Italy, 10-12 July 2006

    The LEED Programme of the OECD and its Trento Centre held a two day capacity building seminar focusing on how policy makers and practitioners can use evaluation to better design and deliver local development strategies. The event took place on 10-12 July, 2006 in Trento, Italy.

  • 4-May-2006

    English

    Stakeholders Meeting “Developing Skills for Endogenous Development”, Tirana and Shkoder, Albania, 29-31 May 2006

    This workshop looked at local development assets and capacities in Northern Albania with a focus on the traditional handicraft sector, including skills development and the role of partnerships in the design, implementation and evaluation of local development strategies.

  • 5-April-2006

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    Managing Decentralisation: A New Role for Labour Market Policy

    To ensure that people's needs are met, governments decentralise the way policies are designed and implemented. In the field of labour market policy, decentralisation is welcomed by a whole range of stakeholders....

  • 5-April-2006

    English

    The Local Dimension of Welfare-to-Work: An International Survey

    Traditional welfare and employment policies have been unable to tackle the problems of high unemployment and exclusion in OECD countries and recently a wave of new approaches has emerged together with new political notions of welfare-to-work.

  • 5-April-2006

    English

    Evaluating Local Economic and Employment Development: How to assess what works among programmes and policies

    Policy evaluation poses conceptual, technical and institutional challenges, particularly in the case of local development. Data is often inadequate and multiple forms of policy can interact to obscure the effects of individual initiatives...

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