Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED Programme)

Local Development Forum Webinar: Join us on 27 September to learn about the local impacts of mass lay-offs and the policy responses that can help.

From informal to formal jobs: The contribution of cooperatives in Colombia

The Culture Fix: Creative people, places and industries

A ground breaking, first internationally agreed policy framework of nine building blocks to help the social and solidarity economy thrive and achieve impact.

The 2022 edition of the OECD Local Development Forum debated the issues needed to create “Better strategies for stronger communities".

With the support of the European Union, the OECD has developed a manual to equip policy makers with concrete policy guidance on the regulatory design process, legal options and evaluation tools to support social enterprise development.

To support local governments in their efforts to future-proof adult learning systems, this policy manual presents a range of policy options and concrete actions that can inspire and guide work at the local level.

‌This report shows novel measures on demand for digital skills and automation risks and makes suggestions on how to include vulnerable groups in learning. 

The OECD Local Skills Week explored how local communities can overcome local skills gaps and mismatches by helping people reskill and upskill throughout their working lives.

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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?

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

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

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Culture & Jobs






Capacity building


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