Local Economic Development in Practice

Date: 2013

The precursor to this joint UN-Habitat / EcoPlan International toolkit, Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning, focused primarily on process – how to develop an economic development strategy through participatory methods. This toolkit looks at local economic development in practice. It dives deeper into some of the more common and important local economic development issues facing local governments everywhere. Ideas and interventions that have worked elsewhere are explored. The hope is that the set of tools will allow development professionals to enrich strategy processes or better tackle specific economic development issues.