The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. The OECD works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. The OECD analyses and compares data to predict future trends and sets international standards on a wide range of topics.
The OECD LEED Programme leverages expertise from five continents into expert task forces to provide rapid response and targeted advice on specific economic and social issues. LEED delivers cross-country comparative projects and peer reviews drawing on the expertise of experienced practitioners and senior policy analysts. LEED organises a range of events to help communities analyse and adapt to global trends and tackle the complex problems we all face in today’s fast-changing world. LEED delivers targeted and action-orientated research publications specifically designed for policymakers and practitioners
Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at OECD/LEED
OECD/LEED was a pioneer among international organisations in its work on the SSE and social entrepreneurship in the mid-nineties. Through in depth analysis, cross-country projects, international conferences and capacity building seminars, OECD/LEED has accumulated extensive knowledge around these issues and increased the awareness of OECD member and non-member countries on the contribution that SSE and social entrepreneurship makes to socio economic local development. Furthermore, by providing in depth tailored policy recommendations, the OECD assists governments in designing and implementing strategies to support Social economy organisations and social enterprises.
Relevant publications and outputs
OECD (2014 forthcoming) , Policy brief on Social impact measurement for social enteprises, EU Commission/OECD, Luxemburg, Publication Office of the European Union.
OECD (2013), Policy Brief on Social Entrepreneurship: entrepreneurial activities in Europe, EU Commission/OECD, Luxemburg, Publication Office of the European Union, OECD/EU Policy Brief.
Chauffaut, D., C. Lensing-Hebben and A. Noya (eds), (2013) L’entrepreneuriat social en France. Réflexions et bonnes pratiques, Centre d’analyse stratégique, La documentation française, Paris, CAS/OECD report.
Spear, R., et al. (2013), “Boosting Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Creation in the Republic of Serbia”, OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers, No. 2013/12, OECD Publishing, Review Serbia.
Buckingham, H. and S. Teasdale (2013), Job creation through the social economy and social entrepreneurship, A Report by OECD LEED, OECD Publishing, Paris, OECD study on job creation through social enterprises.
Dean, A. (2013), “Tackling Long-Term Unemployment Amongst Vulnerable Groups”, OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers, No. 2013/11, OECD Publishing, Long term unemployment.
OECD (2013), “Innovative Financing and Delivery Mechanisms for Getting the Unemployment into work”, Handbook n. 7, OECD/LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance, OECD Publishing, Innovative finance.
Synthesis reviews report , Mendell, M., (2010), Improving the social inclusion through the social economy: designing an enabling policy framework.
Mendell, M. et al. (2010), “Improving Social Inclusion at the Local Level Through the Social Economy: Report from Korea”, OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers, No. 2010/15, OECD Publishing, Review Korea.
Spear, R., et al. (2010), “Improving Social Inclusion at the Local Level Through the Social Economy: Report for Slovenia”, OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers, No. 2010/16, OECD Publishing, Review Slovenia.
Mendell, M., B. Enjolras and A. Noya (2010), “L’économie sociale au service de l’inclusion au niveau local: Rapport sur deux regions de France: Alsace et Provence – Alpes – Côte d’Azur”, OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers, No. 2010/14, OECD Publishing; 2011, Review France.
Mendell, M. et al. (2009), “Improving Social Inclusion at the Local Level Through the Social Economy : Report for Poland”, OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers, No. 2009/01, OECD Publishing, Review Poland.
Noya, A. (ed) (2009), The Changing Boundaries of Social Enterprises, OECD, Paris, New boundaries of social enterprises.
Noya, A. and E. Clarence (2007), eds, The social economy: building inclusive economies, OECD, Paris, Social economy: Building inclusive Economies.
OECD (2003), The Non-profit Sector in a Changing Economy, OECD Publishing, Paris, The non-profit sector.
OECD (1999), Social entreprises, OECD Publishing Paris,Social entreprises