What is the OECD Local Development Forum?

The Forum is the OECD’s network of local development practitioners, entrepreneurs and social innovators. Created in 2004, the Forum has thousands of members in the OECD and beyond. It is a unique setting for the private and public sector to challenge assumptions, learn from each, and work together to forge practical solutions to today’s economic and social challenges.

Learn more: 
OECD Local Development Forum Brochure

What does the Forum offer?

  • Annual conference: join hundreds of participants to discuss latest trends and innovations shaping local labour markets
  • Side events: attend webinars and workshops on selected thematic topics
  • Best practices: learn about successful employment and social programmes from our members and partners

Practitioner of the Moment


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Featured Practitioners

Click here to see a full list of featured practitioners. 

Become a Forum Partner

The Forum is the ideal opportunity for any institution involved in local employment and economic development to enhance its profile and showcase new approaches, services and initiatives to a high-level global audience.

All institutions involved in local employment and economic development and area-based partnerships may become Forum Partners.

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For more information, please contact Anna Rubin.

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