Monday, December 12, 2011


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

LED Knowledge is the result of a joint effort of the ILO-LED programme team based in Geneva, and the ILO training arm, the International Training Centre, based in Turin, Italy. The OECD/LEED Programme partners with ILO on LED knowledge in the framework of the Initiative on "Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA)".

(The Global Resource Site for Local Economic Development)

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Welcome to the Local Economic Development Knowledge portal!

This website is an online space for sharing the experiences and resources of people and organizations supporting local economic development processes at the local level. We would like to think of this space as your virtual work place, where you can find and share several resources relevant for LED practitioners and promoters; share your experiences with colleagues in government, NGOs, donor agencies, international organizations, research centres, think tanks and academia all over the world; and keep yourself updated on the latest development in the field of local economic development.

By joining this virtual space you will be able to:

  • Download and upload your learning documents and training tools, and discus them on the "comment section" below each document, blog, tool or news.
  • Download and upload best practices and information on local economic development projects around the world
  • Open a blog on any topic you consider relevant for local economic development
  • Meet colleagues working on the promotion, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of local economic development initiatives
  • Be informed on the latest news concerning local economic development
  • Visualize new items that have been recently posted

And much more! Just make sure you are registered and logged in first.

All the materials that can be found in this website are organized in three general sections: 1) Resources, where you can find general LED materials; 2) Projects & Initiatives, where you will find materials related to specific LED strategies; and 3) Courses & Conferences, where you will find announcements and information regarding relevant courses and conferences on LED. Explore each section to learn more about what you can find in them.

The "tag cloud" on the right side of your screen are user-generated and show you the most used "keywords" of the resources and blogs that can be found within the platform.

Please explore this site and if you need further help please contact Monica Lisa at


This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
Telephone: (607) 262-6041               
Fax: (607) 255-9641                       



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