Local economic development 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. 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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