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Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED)
Managing Decentralisation
A New Role for Labour Market Policy
OECD. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  06 Nov 2003
Pages: 372 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264104709 , OECD Code: 842003041P1
Price:   €60 | $84 | £54 | ¥7800 | MXN1080
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Decentralising labour market policy is a delicate and challenging subject of political debate.  Does decentralisation really enable co-ordination of policies?  At the local level, how do we make the best use of decentralised powers?  How can greater flexibility be provided in managing policies while still guaranteeing efficiency and accountability?  To enhance responsiveness to citizens’ needs, governments increasingly decentralise the way policies are designed and implemented.  In the labour market policy area, many stakeholders, from business and local government to community groups and NGOs have been receptive.  The OECD invited leading experts and experienced policy makers and practitioners to address these questions and share their experiences in dealing with such issues. This report, supported by statistical data, summarises the lessons learnt from their experiences.  It is for researchers, leading experts, business communities, economists in government circles and NGOs.

Table of contents:
Managing Decentralisation and New Forms of Governance
Decentralisation: What Difference Does it Make? A Synthesis
Denmark: Anchoring Labour Market Policies in the Regions
The US: Decentralisation from the Bottom Up
Germany: The Challenge of Taking an Integrated Approach in a Centralised Framework
Italy: Opening the Circuits
The Flemish Region of Belgium: Moving Decentralisation One Step Further
Poland: Opportunities, Mistakes and Challenges of Decentralisation
Flexibility and Accountability in Labour Market Policy: A Synthesis
Spain: Modernisation through Regionalisation
Canada: Partnerships across Levels
The US: Managing Different Levels of Accountability
The Netherlands: Tackling the Trade-off between Efficiency and Accountability
France: Providing Greater Flexibility at Local Level
Poland: A New Accountability Framework for Human Resources Development Programmes
Local Partnerships: Different Histories, Common Challenges – A Synthesis
Improving Governance: The Role of the European Union
The US: Leveraging Government Capacity through New Forms of Governance
Ireland: Linking Public Services and the Local Community
Austria: Bridging Economic Development and Labour Market Policy
The UK: Co-ordinating Public Services through Local Partnerships
Norway: Developing an Integrated Approach in the Regions
Sweden: New Pathways for Labour Market Policy
Russia: Experimenting with Local Partnerships
The Impact of Partnerships on Public Governance
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