The manual, “Local Economic Development in Consolidated Communities: Useful Advice and Best Practices,” was developed within USAID “Decentralization Offering Better Results and Efficiency” (DOBRE) Program. This Manual is for representatives of local government; business community; and residents that work on creating a favorable economic environment in their communities.
The Manual elaborates USAID/DOBRE’s Local Economic Development (LED) planning methodology and experience of DOBRE’s consultants who cooperated with 75 consolidated communities when developing local economic development programs for them.
Within Local Economic Development component of USAID/DOBRE, its partner communities opted for implementing projects that focused on
- supporting existing businesses;
- supporting entrepreneurship development;
- attracting new business and investments;
- developing human capital.