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• The Story of Farm Evictions in Drakenstein Municipality, Western Cape Province: A case study in search of inter-governmental collaboration and local municipal relief

The attached case study on farm evictions forms part of a series of case studies compiled by SALGA Western Cape’s Economic Development and Planning unit. The case studies profile the efforts of a number of Western Cape Municipalities in addressing development challenges and pursuing opportunities...
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Breede Valley Industrial Zone BR & E Case Study

The attached case study forms part of a series of case studies compiled by SALGA Western Cape’s Economic Development and Planning unit. The case studies profile the efforts of a number of Western Cape Municipalities in addressing development challenges and pursuing opportunities in Local Economic...
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Business and the NDP

The article is on Township Business which has a good story to tell and includes, entrepreneurship, growth, public sector incentives [Jobs fund], private sector, youth and is spatially well located.
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ALAT LED capacity building initiatives in the backdrop of a LED policy vacuum in Tanzania — a case study.

ALAT LED capacity building initiatives in the backdrop of a LED policy vacuum in Tanzania
The Local Economic Development (LED) situation in Tanzania is an enigma. Tanzania has a peculiar history of decentralization, fraught with turns and twists, some progressive, others regressive. At independence, Tanzania inherited a strong system of Local Government Authorities and other...
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The Job Reporting Toolbox: Everything you need to know about counting jobs

The Job Reporting Toolbox: Everything you need to know about counting jobs
The question of how to monitor job creation in a local government is at the very heart of LED. Yet few guidelines exist that could assist ordinary practitioners and officials in understanding the complexity of this exercise. What is meant by a "job"? How do you measure the number of jobs that have...
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Interventions for employment creation in MSMEs in low and middle income countries – A systematic review

Interventions for employment creation in MSMEs in low and middle income countries – A systematic review
According to the 2013 World Development Report on jobs, worldwide 600 million jobs are needed over the next 15 years to keep employment rates at their current level (World Bank, 2013). Governments, non-governmental organizations and donors spend large amounts of money for targeted programs and...
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Right to the City: Promoting Local Economic Development in the Phase of Increasing Informality

Majority of people in Ghana today live in urban areas. Supporting this population is an informal economy that employs over 66% of the urban labour force. Despite this contribution, businesses in the urban informal economy in Ghana are treated as an illegality and receive less attention from...
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Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Contribution to the Post-2015 Development Debate

Sustainability is recognized as one of the five pillars of the International Co-operative Alliance’s (ICA) Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade, which aims to position cooperatives as builders of economic, social and environmental sustainability by 2020. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable...
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WRDA Case Study: An Agency trying to re-invent itself

This case study on WRDA in the West Rand District Municipality in Gauteng clearly illustrates how many factors can favour or hamper the successful work of a development agency. From its launch in 2006, WRDA has been faced with numer-ous administrative, financial and technical challenges. Until...
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HCDA Case Study: A local level development agency as a vehicle for LED

This case study examines how HCDA facilitates LED in Hibiscus Coast Municipality in Ugu District, KwaZulu Natal. It gives an overview of the economic context in the municipality and the status of LED. More specifically it describes the work done by the Development Agency with a special focus on...
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The role of Clusters in Economic Development

The role of Clusters in Economic Development
‘Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies, specialised suppliers, service providers, firms in related industries, and associated institutions in particular fields that compete but also co-operate.’ Michael Porter ‘Urban clusters have been decisively proven to drive...
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The Cluster Initiative Greenbook 2.0

The Cluster Initiative Greenbook 2.0
This book presents a study of cluster initiatives: what they do, how they operate, how they perform. It revisits issues studied in the Cluster Initiative Greenbook, published in 2003, and adds some new perspectives on cluster initiatives and cluster policy. Another previous study was conducted in...
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Cluster Life Cycles - Dimensions and Rationales of Cluster Development

Cluster Life Cycles - Dimensions and Rationales of Cluster Development
We present a model that explains how a cluster moves through a life cycle and why this movement differs from the industry life cycle. The model is based on three key processes: the changing heterogeneity in the cluster describes the movement of the cluster through the life cycle; the geographical...
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5th meeting of the ERLN, 13-14 March 2014

Please find attached below the Draft Agenda for the 5th Economies of Regions Learning Network (ERLN) meeting that will be taking place in Tshwane from 13-14 March 2014.
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LED Demystified Toolkit Book 5: Business retention and Expansion

Growing and keeping what business you already have. That poverty, crime and unemployment are linked is old news, and the rising rate of all three is increasingly concerning to sub-Saharan Africa. Business Retention and Expansion offers a systematic approach to creating jobs by retaining and growing...
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