LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)


  • Forum on Partnerships and Local Development

    The OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development was established in September 2004 with the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy and Labour...

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  • Joining the LEED Partners Club

    The LEED Partners Club is a worldwide network of sub-national governments, development and research agencies, business organisations, private sector entities and foundations that serve as a consultative body for the work of the OECD LEED Programme.

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  • OECD Southeast Asian Regional Policy Network on Education and Skills

    The Southeast Asian region has experienced some of the highest growth rates in the world, with investments in skills playing a significant role in helping national economies to adjust to changes in working practices, advances in technology, and challenges associated with globalization...

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The OECD Programme on Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) has advised governments and communities since 1982 on how to respond to economic change and tackle complex problems in a fast-changing world. Its mission is to contribute to the creation of more and better quality jobs through more effective policy implementation, innovative practices, stronger capacities and integrated strategies at the local level. LEED draws on a comparative analysis of experience from the five continents in fostering economic growth, employment and inclusion. Read more...



The LEED ‌Trento Centre for Local Development is an integral part of LEED and was established by the OECD, the Italian Government and the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy) in 2003. The mission of the Trento Centre is to build capacities for local development in OECD member and non-member countries. Read more...




EVENT: International Summer School for cooperation and local development (Trento, Italy) - 2016 edition | 18-29 July 2016


EVENT: 11th Festival of Economics - "The Cities of Culture experience: paths of change between past and future" | 2-5 June 2016


EVENT: Expert seminar on "How to implement Social Impact Bonds in Poland?" (Warsaw, Poland)| 31 May 2016


NEWS: Draft principles for leveraging local benefits from global sporting events | 19 May 2016


FORUM: 12th Annual Meeting of the Forum on Partnerships and Local Development (Venice, Italy) | 18-19 April 2016

CONFERENCE: OECD and Italy strengthen their cooperation on local development and policy implementation | 15 February 2016

REPORT: Joint Publication WAPES-IDB-OECD "The World of Public Employment Services" | 11 February 2016 

REPORT: Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Economic Development in Abu Dhabi

OECD LEED Webinar Series
on "Local economic resilience and adaptability to long-term challenges" - Part Two: Resilience in Practice | 26 January 2016

CALL FOR INITIATIVES: Local responses to refugee crisis: From initial reception to longer term integration (WEBSITE



‌Inclusive Business Creation - Good Practice Compendium


Weaving Together Policies for Social Inclusion in Ireland

Employment and Skills Strategies in Poland

Employment and Skills Strategies in Slovenia 

Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2016        



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