Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED Programme)

Workshop: Government approaches to supporting local economic and employment development (Riga, Latvia)


International workshop

11th October 2012, Riga, Latvia


Jointly organised by the OECD LEED Programme and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia within framework of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance





Today many local communities are confronted with the challenge of reducing high and persistent unemployment and defining new sources of economic growth, all in the context of shrinking public resources. Governments are re-thinking their approaches in supporting local development, seeking ways to achieve maximum local impact and ensure that implementation mechanisms are operating efficiently at a local level.

Priority is being given to policy mechanisms and structures which ensure that best practice be embedded in approaches to tackle unemployment, support job creation and stimulate growth at the local level. The event gathered representatives of ministries responsible for regional development and employment from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and selected OECD countries to exchange on approaches that work in addressing these challenges.

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Riga, Latvia.


How to apply

By invitation only



For more information about the event, please contact Ekaterina Travkina at the OECD Secretariat.



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