This practice-oriented course focuses on strengthening the economic capacity of local and regional communities. Taking into account the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, this course will explore strategies and tools for local authorities to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth and decent work for all.

International experts will present strategies to improve local conditions for job creation, poverty reduction and inclusive economic development. The course will also explore international examples of financing LED-initiatives and best practices in public-private partnerships.

During the course, you will learn about different approaches to accommodate the different needs of urban and rural contexts as well as local economic and social development in least-developed and post-conflict states. Moreover, you will become familiar with strategies and tools to support decent work and human rights and include vulnerable and marginalised groups, such as women and youth, in the local economy. The course strived to allow you to bring in experiences from your own local context, and discuss opportunities with fellow participants.

The Hague Academy looks forward to welcoming you in September. However, if this is not yet possible due to COVID-19 measures, registered participants will receive alternative online training options. They can also ask for reimbursement or for a voucher for next year’s course in The Hague. The Hague Academy will inform all participants one month before the start of the training.

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