2nd Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on
Partnerships and Local Governance
International Partnership Fair
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Area-based partnership is a tool to improve local governance. It seeks to improve policy co-ordination and adaptation to local conditions, lead to better utilisation and targeting of programmes, integrate civil society’s concerns into strategic planning exercises through more widespread participatory democracy, stimulate corporate involvement in local projects and promote greater satisfaction with public policy (OECD, Local Partnerships for Better Governance, 2001).

OECD LEED Forum partnerships primarily focus on employment, social issues and economic development and are characterized by:

At the International Partnership Fair practitioners of selected partnerships will share their knowledge and experience of core aspects of partnership working, including defining aims and objectives, drawing up strategies, bringing on board partners and developing tools and instruments. 35 partnerships covering countries from the European Union, South-East Europe, America and Asia Pacific will present themselves at exibition stands and share their practical partnership experiences with Fair participants.

Please download information about each partnership present at the International Partnership Fair below (in pdf format, each about 120 KB) or as Partnership Folder (pdf, 230 KB).

Partnerships primarily focusing on Employment


Partnerships primarily focusing on Social Issues


Partnerships primarily focusing on Economic Development


Note: The attached information on partnerships is provided by partnership representatives. The partnerships remain responsible for the content, and all views expressed are those of their authors and not necessarily those of the Fair organisers.