OECD Reviews on Local Job Creation: Employment and Skills Strategies in Ireland

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Year: 2014

Employment and Skills Strategies in Ireland focuses on the role of local employment and training agencies in contributing to job creation and productivity. This report looks at the range of institutions and bodies involved in employment and skills policies, focusing on local activities in the Dublin and South East regions. It can help national, regional and local policy makers in Ireland build effective and sustainable partnerships at the local level, which join-up efforts and achieve stronger outcomes across employment, training, and economic development policies. The report is part of a comparative OECD review of local job creation policies, which explores how countries are putting measures in place at the local level to stimulate quality employment, social inclusion and growth.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Reader’s Guide
Chapter 1. Policy context for employment and skills in Ireland

Economic and labour market trends
National policy context: A period of on-going reforms
Overview of employment policies and programmes
Vocational education and training policies
Economic Development and regional governance
Chapter 2. Overview of the Irish case study areas
Overview of the Dublin and South East regions
Employment and training services
Balance between skills suppl and demand at the sub-national level
Chapter 3. Local Job Creation dashboard findings in Ireland
Theme 1: Better aligning policy and programmes to local economic development
Theme 2: Adding value through skills
Theme3: Targeting policy to local employment sectors and investing in quality jobs
Theme 4: Being inclusive
Chapter 4. Towards an action plan for jobs in Ireland: Recommendations and best practices
Better aligning programmes and policies to local economic development
Adding value through skills
Targeting policy to local employment sectors and investing in quality jobs
Being Inclusive