Leadership and collaboration for economic innovation and inclusive growth

The OECD’s Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) is pleased to share its newest publication Job Creation and Local Economic Development with you.

The report and accompanying data are available for online viewing at the following site: http://www.oecd.org/publications/job-creation-and-local-economic-development-9789264215009-en.htm. ERLN members can also view or download the PDF version of the Flagship. Access details are available in the Downloads area below when logged in.  

Creating more and better quality jobs is a key priority across government agendas. In an increasingly complex policy environment, this goal cannot be achieved within any one policy area or at a single governance level. The best chance for achieving it comes from working across policy silos and combining labour market policy, skills development and entrepreneurship. Further, our policy frameworks must be flexible enough to adapt to local conditions and help seize new opportunities on the ground.

This publication draws on research across policy areas to provide concrete guidance on how national and local polices can better contribute to job creation. It focuses not just on “what needs to be done”, but also “how it can be done”. All of this is illustrated by concrete examples of programmes and policies across OECD and non-OECD countries. The publication provides new data for 35 countries, that shows where conditions are ripe for quality job creation. It also highlights places where the combination of a low supply of and demand for skills can serve as a “trap” which undermines jobs and growth.

More information about the LEED programme, including detailed information about the projects that fed into this publication, can be found here: http://www.oecd.org/employment/leed/

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