Local Economic Development Agencies : International Co-Operation for Human Development, Economic Democracy and Poverty Reduction

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Author(s): Catenacci, Bruno

Publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Etc., New York, NY Etc. (English)

Description: A LEDA is a legal,local partnership arrangement between the main public and private institutions with the aim of maximizing the endogenous economic potential and competitive advantage of a territory in a global context, by making use of local natural, human and institutional resources.

Link: http://web.undp.org/geneva/ART/resources/Guide%20LEDA.pdf

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Decentralisation and Rural Development : The Role of the Public and Private Sector in the Provision of Agricultural Support Services

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Author(s): Smith, Lawrence D.

Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Etc., Rome Etc. (English)

Description: This report looks at several ways that local government could provide an enabling environment for the private sector. This requires an appreciation that a vibrant private sector can increase the productivity of the local economy and hence increase the long-term viability of local government.

Link: http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/ad692e/ad692e00.HTM

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Promoting Local Economic Development Through Strategic Planning

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Publisher: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Etc., Nairobi Etc. (English)

Description: The Local Economic Development (LED) series is a resource for local governments, businesses and civil society organizations to help them initiate and implement local economic development interventions through a strategic planning process.

Link: http://www.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=1922

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