Leadership and collaboration for economic innovation and inclusive growth

Practice Guides

Guide-picThe practice guides are aimed at economic development practitioners working at sub-national level and straddle both the economic and spatial domains. They have been conceived as a set of modular components that will be updated and expanded based on the work and activities of the ERLN, and when and where the members of the ERLN (the economic development practitioners) identify aspects where some form of standard or agreed approach and practice will be useful. 

Practice Guide 1: Historic overview of regional development

This provides a brief historical overview of regional development internationally as well as locally.

Practice Guide 2: Regional development in practice (exploring the scope, concerns, characteristics, approaches and processes)

This outlines the issues and scale of challenges and approaches to regional development. 

Practice Guide 3: Regional economic situational analysis and data sources

This focuses on the key elements of economic analysis, including gathering and evaluating evidence, identifying regional role players and synthesising an understanding of regions. 

Practice Guide 4: Collaborative Leadership

Collaborative leadership is a process of leading through mediation, negotiation, collective decision-making and engaging with individuals and groups to achieve a desired outcome.