Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED Programme)

Workshop: Measuring local development policy delivery (Paris, France)


Workshop organised by the OECD LEED Programme

within the
Framework for Information Exchange in Local Development (FIELD) project.


4 November 2010



OECD Headquarters, 2 rue André Pascal, Paris, France


BackgroundThe Seminar / Who / Material / Contact



The OECD Framework for Information Exchange in Local Development Project - FIELD supports local development organisations in strengthening their information systems. It provides guidance on data collection, analysis and use in policy making, customised to conditions in each participating area.

The project helps policy makers to build evidence on: What makes your local economy work? What drives it forward, what holds it back? Where and how policy should intervene? Is policy bringing results?

The project addresses the need faced by many local policy makers to determine in the vast amounts of national and local data and information, some core indicators that can help link data to local drivers of growth and link policy to drivers.

In 2010 four thematic seminars are being organised. At each of the seminars, a selected group of international experts and practitioners from partner localities will review the existing data and identify sets of indicators that can be used by local development organisations to better measure performance and policy impacts in the following fields. The seminar themes and dates are as follows:



Measuring skills and human capital in local economies (12 March 2010)


Understanding and measuring unemployment and exclusion from the labour market (21 June 2010)


Fostering entrepreneurship culture, start-ups and self-employment (27 September 2010)


Local development policy delivery arrangements (4 November 2010)


The objective of these seminars is to produce a set of Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) indicators and provide practical guidance to local policy makers on how to build information systems allowing to monitor local economic performance, identify policy need and measure policy impacts. The results of this work will be presented in a manual to be issued in 2011.


The Seminar

Objective: the workshop sought to identify the critical factors that impact on the quality of local governance arrangements, reviewed innovative practice in OECD localities and identified ways to measure the effectiveness of local governance arrangements and policy delivery methods – partnerships, agencies, leadership, programme management, programme implementation.

Session 1


Understanding and measuring factors that influence local governance and the delivery of policies et local level

Session 2


Local governance indicators

Session 3


Local governance indicators continued

Session 4


Evaluating policy outcomes



Participation was limited to local development policy makers and practitioners, academics and OECD Secretariat (20-25 participants).



   Download the agenda and the list of participants



For further information on the FIELD project, please contact Ms Ekaterina Travkina.