1. Boosting Local Economies

    27 November 2014

    The ILO approach to local economic development - Sustainable Enterprises


  1. Up-scaling Local Economic Development: Lessons from the Ghana Decent Work Programme 2011

    18 December 2012

    This case study presents and analyses the lessons learned from the Local Economic Development (LED) component of the Ghana Decent Work Programme (GDWP), particularly with regard to up-scaling and replication. It shows that LED can have sustainable impact at local and national levels alike. In the context of increasing decentralization the LED component fostered social dialogue at local level through the establishment of district-level Sub-committees on Productive and Gainful Employment (SPGEs); strengthened local businesses; and promoted extension of social protection for workers in the informal economy, among other initiatives. The LED component placed significant emphasis on economic sectors with a high share of working women.


  1. Labour-oriented participation in municipalities

    01 December 2010

    While social dialogue at the national level (both sectoral or multi-sectoral) has recognized attributes, at the same time, there are local level issues related to labour which are difficult to capture at the national level. The Sectoral Activities Department of the ILO has published the working paper: “Labour-oriented participation in municipalities. How decentralized social dialogue can benefit the urban economy and its sectors”, which presents practices of local social dialogue. It also provides guidance for municipal actors to engage in local social dialogue with the aim of improving the situations of workers and companies in the municipality from the decent work perspective.

  2. Gender Mainstreaming in Local Economic Development Strategies : A guide

    04 June 2010


  1. South and South-East Asia Conference on Local Economic Development

    17 June 2009

    Knowledge sharing and the way forward - Conference Report - 16/17 June 2009


  1. Reader Inter-Agency Conference on Local Economic Development

    24 October 2008

    @local.glob Global Thinking for Local Development - Issue No. 5 - Year 2008 - Special issue prepared and produced in conjunction with: ILO Local Economic Development (ILO/LED) in support of the Inter-Agency Conference on Local Economic Development 22-24 October 2008

  2. ILO Jakarta: Special Edition Newsletter - Job Opportunities for Youth - September 2008

    01 September 2008

  3. Local Economic Development in Indonesia: Partnerships for tourism development

    01 March 2008

    LED Story No. 13


  1. Local Economic Development in Nicaragua: The Competitivity Agenda: Planning Dynamically

    15 September 2007

    LED Story No. 12

  2. Local Economic Development in El Salvador: Fostering women entrepreneurship to fight poverty

    01 September 2007

    LED Story No. 10

  3. Local economic development for employment generation, peace and security : approaches, tools, and good practices in the Philippines

    01 September 2007

    Report of an ILO-SRO Manila Technical Workshop

  4. Local Economic Development in Chile: Cultural identity as an engine of development

    15 August 2007

    LED Story No. 9

  5. Local Economic Development in Argentina: Labour insertion and enterprise promotion : Activating development

    10 August 2007

    LED Story No. 8

  6. Local Economic Development in Uruguay: Standing by the smallest

    01 August 2007

    LED Story No. 7

  7. Local Economic Development in Indonesia: Reviving the community spirit

    15 May 2007

    LED Story No. 6

  8. Local Economic Development in Philippines: Tripartism for local growth

    10 May 2007

    LED Story No. 5

  9. Local Economic Development in Mozambique : Economic and social needs are one

    01 May 2007

    LED Story No. 4

  10. Local Economic Development in Ghana : Rooting public-private dialogue

    01 April 2007

    LED Story No. 3

  11. Local Economic Development in Viet Nam : Value the value chains

    10 March 2007

    LED Story No. 2

  12. Local Economic Development in Sri Lanka: The Forum Theatre experience

    01 March 2007

    LED Story No. 1