The work of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) is governed by its committees and working parties, which are composed of senior civil servants from OECD countries nominated by their governments.
The Regional Development Policy Committee and its three Working Parties on Urban Policy, Rural Policy and Territorial Indicators, and its Expert Group on Multi-level Governance, serves as the premier international forum for policymakers to develop, analyse and advise on the implementation of regional development policies that address place-based challenges, opportunities and disparities, and how to implement effective multi-level governance.
The Committee on SMEs and Entrepreneurship leads the OECD’s work to provide Member Countries with policy analysis, policy indicators, statistics, and recommendations to unleash the potential of SMEs and entrepreneurship. It works to boost SME productivity and innovation and tackle the barriers SMEs face in accessing finance, international markets and skills. It also works to support them to grasp the opportunities and tackle the risks associated with going digital and going green.
The Local Employment and Economic Development Committee provides recommendations across a range of policies relevant for local development including local employment and skills, entrepreneurship, the social economy, social innovation, and culture and creative industries. Its Trento Centre for Local Development has been building capacity for local actors since 2003.
The Tourism Committee and its Working Party on Tourism Statistics and its Global Forum on Tourism Statistics, Knowledge and Policies provide evidence and policies to support domestic and international tourism, and seek to promote the sector’s transition to more sustainable and inclusive practices. The Committee actively promotes an integrated, whole-of-government approach, linking tourism to broader economic policies, including trade, investment, travel facilitation, employment, innovation, digitalisation, green growth, local development, SMEs and entrepreneurship.
The Centre actively engages with a wide range of stakeholders through unique global networks of Mayors, regional leaders, local practitioners and communities, businesses, entrepreneurs, and knowledge and educational institutions.