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Research data: LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
2019 Exploring the role of social dialogue in local economic development: a case of a South African local economic development agency
The world is experiencing a growing recognition of the role of social dialogue in the pursuit of inclusive sustainable economic development...
2018 The role of local economic development agencies in South Africa's developmental state ambitions
South Africa's Local Economic Development Agencies have emerged as appropriate institutional structures for advancing socio-economic develop...
2018 Interrogating the institutional capacity of local government to support local economic development agencies in KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa
Local Economic Development Agencies (LEDAs) were established as municipal entities with the institutional support of the Industrial Developm...Download this report
2017 Imagining an institutionalised social dialogue in the South African local government-Led development landscape
The world, because of globalisation and the recent economic crisis, has entered an era that recognises the importance of the participation o...