Build your local development capacities
The OECD expands its capacity building agenda for local development: the best policy reforms will fail if no effective mechanisms are in place to deliver them. The OECD has enhanced its partnership with Italy and scaled up its effort to close the implementation gap in OECD Member and non-Member countries.
The mandate of the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development has been renewed until 2020 and a new satellite office was established in Venice to increase the capacity building offer. The Trento Centre and its Venice office are part of the OECD LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development). The Centre will offer a rich institution and capacity building agenda dedicated to policy makers and practitioners in the fields of employment and skills, entrepreneurship, social economy and smarter local development allowing them to acquire practical knowledge needed to achieve policy goals.
Capacity building is creating, developing and strengthening the abilities of organisations, communities and individuals to confront challenges and achieve goals, work collectively across institutional lines and policy silos and develop synergies.
Spatial Productivity Lab (SPL)
Today, OECD countries face two major productivity challenges, decreasing growth and increasing inequality. The main question for the Spatial Productivity Lab is how regional, rural and urban policy can help find a more inclusive and dynamic system for economic growth.
As part of the broader OECD work on productivity, the Spatial Productivity Lab in coordination with the OECD Global Forum on Productivity is developing OECD analysis on the concept of spatial productivity.
Events and news
SPATIAL PRODUCTIVITY LAB: Workshop on spatial dimensions of productivity
WINTER SCHOOL: OECD ERSA Winter School - Spatial productivity for regional and local development
WORKSHOP: Old age dependency and supplementary social protection for long-term care provision in regions and cities
CONFERENCE: Unleashing the transformative power of culture and creativity for local development
SPATIAL PRODUCTIVITY LAB: Spatial productivity for regional and local development - 2nd meeting
TALKS CYCLE: Understanding global trends to innovate local governments
FORUM: OECD Forum for Local Development Practitioners, Entrepreneurs and Social Innovators
SUMMER SCHOOL: Local development strategies and European projects - Second Edition
SUMMER SCHOOL: International Summer School for community and local development - Ninth edition
CONFERENCE: CCIs support ecosystems as part of Smart Specialisation Strategy
SUMMER ACADEMY: Cultural and creative industries and local development
13th FESTIVAL OF ECONOMICS: OECD sessions on local development and spatial productivity
SPATIAL PRODUCTIVITY LAB: The contribution of regions to the productivity of nations - 1st meeting
ITALY: Developing local development strategies for remote, peripheral areas - Trentino
The OECD Forum for Local Development Practitioners, Entrepreneurs and Social Innovators
International Summer School "Community and local development in Latin America and the Caribbean"
July 2017 - VivinTrentino meets the Summer School (time code 15:00) - IT
The OECD LEED Trento Centre is supported by the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy), the Foundation of Venice (Italy), the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-Südtirol (Italy), the Autonomous Region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol (Italy) and Udine Chamber of Commerce (Italy).