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The Local Economic Development (LED) series, by the UN-HABITAT
The Local Economic Development (LED) series, by the UN-HABITAT, is a resource for local governments, local government trainers, businesses and civil society organizations to help them initiate and implement local economic development interventions through a strategic planning process. The series, a joint publication of UN-HABITAT and EcoPlan International, is comprised of five volumes; a Quick Guide that provides an overview of the key points and resources for Local Economic Development, a Manual explaining the process in ten steps, a Toolkit with tools designed to support each step, an Action Guide with case studies and inspiration for action and finally a Trainers’ Guide with useful advice and tools to assist trainers in the training process.

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