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

Report of an ILO-SRO Manila Technical Workshop

This publication collects the key insights and discussion points that took place at the workshop on Local Economic Development (LED), Tools and Approaches for Local Employment Generation, Peace and Security that the ILO Sub-Regional Office in Manila organized on 22-23 August 2006.It is a contribution to the broader debate within the Philippine development community on the opportunities and the limitations that decentralization and local governance offer to promote sustainable and equitable economic and social welfare. We also expect it to be an instrument for disseminating good practices, encouraging new thinking and developing new programmes for action.