Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED Programme)

We offer best practice on how to create more and better quality jobs through effective policy implementation and local initiatives. Click here to learn more about the Programme.

PUBLICATION: Social Vouchers: Innovative Tools for Social Inclusion and Local Development  

Social vouchers are a tool for social inclusion and local development. How can we effectively use them to build back better?

Poland’s labour market is still characterised by an economic inactivity rate well above the OECD average.
How can Poland activate working age people to ensure a more prosperous and inclusive future? 

This OECD report examines the potential impacts of automation on people and places across Australia.
It also sheds light on policies and programmes that can help regions and cities to prepare for the future of work.

In Ireland only 1 in 3 persons with disabilities has a job.
Find out how Ireland can better engage with employers for a better world of work for everyone.

Future-proofing adult skills systems, a new project promoting innovative and promising adult learning solutions in cities

EVENT: Social and Solidarity Economy-From the Margins to the Mainstream (13-16 September)
Replay and presentations now available online!

In July, the OECD participated in the first G20 Culture Ministerial to discuss how governments can help place culture at the heart of recovery.

VENETO: A manufacturing region with a cultural and creative edge
Find out how the Veneto region can draw on its creative economy to drive post-pandemic recovery and innovation

Read the report to get new insights on threats and opportunities facing London in light of the labour market shock from COVID-19 and other structural changes from the future of work, such as automation and digitalisation. This report gets the financial support from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

Just released: Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2020 - Rebuilding better

CORONAVIRUS-(COVID-19): Read the Culture Policy Note available here

CORONAVIRUS-(COVID-19): Read the Social Economy Policy Note available here

OECD Policy Responses to Coronavirus (Covid-19): From pandemic to recovery: Local employment and economic development

New publication: Exploring policy options on teleworking

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2021 is the sixth edition in a series of biennial reports that examine how public policies at national, regional and local levels can support job creation and social inclusion by overcoming obstacles to business start-ups.

Adult learning survey

The OECD, in collaboration with the JP Morgan Chase Foundation and Eurocities, is collecting examples of innovative adult learning programmes in cities to support policy makers and practitioners in the design, management and implementation of adult learning policies. 

If you have an inspiring city-level adult learning example you would like to share, we want to hear from you.

Take the survey and share your stories


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