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Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED Programme)

Fostering co-operation with subnational governments at the OECD Trento Centre

 

To be most effective, policies should fully account for the potential trade-offs and complementarities inherent to the ongoing trends, having in mind that subnational scales are often the best suited to address them

 

  • What’s the issue?

The COVID-19 crisis will have far-reaching consequences for the economy and society as a whole. OECD countries will inevitably undergo a number of new transitions, including large-scale teleworking, adding to pre-existing megatrends, such as digitalisation, job automation and demographic changes, which will affect people, places and firms in different ways. Persistently high inequalities are challenging current policy settings in most OECD countries. In these circumstances, new economic arrangements conducive to social and environmental sustainability are essential. To be most effective, policies should fully account for the potential trade-offs and complementarities inherent to the ongoing trends, having in mind that subnational scales are often the best suited to address them. Co-operation between different levels of government and a place-based approach to policy design, implementation and monitoring will be key to achieving a quick and resilient recovery.

  • What can the OECD offer?
  • Support to policy making through the collection and exchange of international practices;
  • Advice on policy design and implementation through data analysis and evidence-based recommendations;
  • Insights into emerging policy trends and challenges, and participation to high-level international policy fora.

 

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The future of teleworking: A place-based toolkit for local development

This project aims to support national, regional and local governments of the OECD in promoting a smooth transition to the likely large-scale and enduring use of teleworking conducive to sustainable social and economic local development.

 

Policy analysis and advice papers

COVID-19: SME policy responses by Italian Regions | IT version 
Updated at 22 April 2020

The note provides a preliminary inventory of the policy responses adopted by the Italian regions to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Exploring policy options on teleworking
Steering local economic and employment development in the time of remote work 
November 2020

This paper explores and classifies some of the most common policy options adopted by national, regional and local policy makers in the context of or prior to the COVID-19 pandemic to enable, encourage and make the most of teleworking. Available also in Italian

An insight into the innovative start-up landscape of Trentino
Is it time for the “Start-up Valley” to scale up? 
November 2020

This paper offers an in-depth analysis of the characteristics of innovative start-up firms in Trentino, a high-income mountainous area in the North East of Italy.

 

An insight into the innovative start-up landscape of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
A tale of two sub-regions? 
November 2020

This paper offers an in-depth analysis of the characteristics of innovative start-up firms in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, an autonomous region situated at the extreme North East of the Italian territory, bordering with Austria and Slovenia. 

 

An insight into the innovative start-up landscape of South Tyrol
A language barrier to effective policy transfer? 
November 2020

The characteristics of innovative start-up firms in South Tyrol, the northernmost province of Italy, entirely mountainous, hosting a high-income population belonging to three main language groups.

 

Previous related work

Report: Territorial wide area co-operation in the Adriatic-Ionian region - Outlook on future Transnational Cooperation in the Region
April 2019

Report: Territorial wide area co-operation in the Adriatic-Ionian region
January 2018

Review: Developing local development strategies for remote, peripheral areas - Trentino, Italy
February 2016 - December 2019 

Report: Supporting the development of local innovation systems in Colombia - The case of Medellin, Antioquia | ES version
October 2013 - April 2015

All previous activities

 

 

Contact

For more information, please contact Mattia.Corbetta@oecd.org.

 

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