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Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED)
Breaking Out of Policy Silos
Doing More with Less
Francesca Froy, Sylvain Gigučre. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  24 Nov 2010
Pages: 140 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264056800 , OECD Code: 842010031P1
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In the context of the economic recovery and public budget cuts, policy silos and fragmented short-term policy interventions have become luxuries that our economies can no longer afford. Government intervenes in a myriad of ways at the local level, and rarely are these interventions co-ordinated effectively. Most of us are familiar with policy “silos”. Such divisions are often taken for granted, blamed on historical working relationships (“it has always been like that”) and organisational cultures (“they don’t work like we do”).  However these divisions come at a cost. The issues and challenges facing local communities are often complex, and require a holistic approach to be resolved. This book provides concrete advice to policy makers at both national and local levels on how to better align policies, reduce duplication and waste, and “do more with less”. It is based on comparative analysis of 11 countries in Australisia, Europe and North America and combines rankings on where countries stand in terms of the integration of employment, skills and economic development policies, with concrete examples of successful policy integration on the ground.

Table of contents:

Executive summary
Part I. Synthesis of Country Findings
-Why integrate policies?
-The extent of local policy integration in the countries studied
-What factors influence policy integration at the local level?
-Co-operation at national level
-Local co-operation
-Labour market conditions
-Conclusions and recommendations
-Areas for consideration by country
-Annex A. The study team
-Annex B. The case study regions
Part II. Country Synopses
-New Zealand
-United States
-About the authors

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