The OECD Local Employment and Economic Development Programme (LEED)

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The LEED Programme for Local Employment and Economic Development of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a cooperation Programme which identifies, analyzes and disseminates political-administrative  innovations and local initiatives in the field of economic employment and development. 
The LEED Programme was established in 1982 by a decision of the OECD Council, on the initiative of 13 States. At first, it was called ILE (Initiatives Locales pour l'Emploi) and it took its current name of OECD-LEED in 1993.
The Local Development Forum of the LEED Programme was created in 1990.
Since its start, the Programme has contributed substantially to local development, identifying new scenarios for the definition of policies and strategies specifically related to territorial needs.

The objectives of the Programme are:
- improving the quality of public policies, both economic and social, at the local level;
- developing methods for promoting self-employment and self-entrepreneurship;
- creating connections between the institutions of the different member States;
- analysing and promoting local partnership between public, private and non-profit sectors.

Members of the Local Development Forum are local and regional authorities, development and research agencies, organizations, private sector agencies and foundations which act as advisory bodies.


Data ultimo aggiornamento: 11 aprile 2023