LED, Cities and Clusters

Local Economic Development (LED) is a strategy for promoting local economies as a way to fight poverty. LED programs often include elements of service market development and/or value chain development and vice versa. Urbanisation has important implications for Private Sector Development. Cluster development refers to specific kind of LED strategies which focus on encouraging and supporting sectoral and geographic agglomerations of inter-connected companies, services and institutions.

DCED publications

Overview documents: LED and Cluster promotion

Reviews of experience and evidence

LED/ Cluster Programmes and case studies

Methodologies, tools and training on LED and Cluster Promotion

Useful links

Photo credits

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