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.

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Join us for the next OECD Local Development Forum in September 2024. To be held in the region of Greater Copenhagen.

Read more about what the Museum of Lisbon and the Lisbon City Council are doing to support local development.

This report examines how government policies can release untapped entrepreneurial potential from under-represented parts of the population of impactful entrepreneurs, including women, youth, seniors, the unemployed, immigrants and people with disabilities.

Learn about the current state and future potential of cultural and creative sectors (CCS) in the nine outermost regions of the European Union (EU): Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, and Saint Martin (France); the Azores and Madeira (Portugal); and the Canary Islands (Spain).

Discover the Global Action work on social procurement, internationalisation, women and the SSE, and more!

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 This report provides an in-depth analysis of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises in Ireland.

Read this new review on how to increase labour force participation and improve the employment quality of local talent in Brussels, Belgium

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Read the new OECD Guides

Get the latest stories on local development with the new OECD PLACES Portal: Providing Local Actors with Case Studies, Evidence and Solutions

The green transition is changing jobs, skills, and local economies. Discover the CFE report, Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2023: Bridging the Great Green Divide.

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