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Partnerships in Local Economic Development. 5 th National Annual Local Government Conference 11-12 August 2008 Presented by Gerry Delany [email protected] How important is LED?. What do South Africans worry about most? Poverty, crime, unemployment 13,2 million have work

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partnerships in local economic development

Partnerships in Local Economic Development

5th National AnnualLocal Government Conference

11-12 August 2008

Presented by

Gerry Delany

[email protected]

how important is led
How important is LED?
  • What do South Africans worry about most?
    • Poverty, crime, unemployment
  • 13,2 million have work
  • 7,4 million need work (4 m +3,4 m)
  • Creating nearly half million jobs p a
    • but 200 000 new job seekers each year
    • only gaining 300 000new jobs p a
it s important
It’s important!

Need to advance on many fronts

  • Macro-economic policies fundamental
  • National programmes important, but insufficient
  • Globalisation changing the rules, the engines of growth are cities & regions
  • Emphasis and resources shifting to local and regional development strategies
emerging trends gwen swinburn
Traditional LED

Subsidise FDI

No legal frameworks

Manufacturing & sector interventions

Hard infrastructure

Little economic info

Public sector only

Supply driven

No inst mechanisms

Sectoral

Political boundaries

Third Wave LED

Biz environ, target potential

Enabling legal frameworks

Agric, manufacturing & service -> clusters

Soft infrastructure

Evidenced based stratplans

Partnerships

Demand driven

Supportive inst mechanisms

Territorial

Economic space

Emerging Trends (Gwen Swinburn)
ways to grow an economy
Ways to grow an economy
  • Create new enterprises
  • Attract investment from outside
  • Grow existing businesses

Which gets the most attention?

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Sources of new jobs

Attract

10-20%

Create

15-25%

Retain and expand

60-80%

Which should get most attention?

a balanced led strategy
A balanced LED Strategy

Needs three legs…

and a firm foundation

balanced led strategy
Balanced LED Strategy

Three legs:

  • Retain and grow existing businesses
  • Create new enterprises
  • Attract investment from outside

A firmfoundation by investing in:

  • Hard (physical) and soft (economic) infrastructure
10 guiding principles swinburn yatta africities 2006
10 Guiding principles(Swinburn & Yatta, Africities 2006)
  • Strategically planned
  • Territorial approach
  • Locally owned, designed and delivered
  • Partnerships both for design and implementation
  • Reinforced by integrated government action
  • Focus on conducive local business environment
  • Integrated multi-sector initiatives
  • Invest in hard, soft & institutional infrastructure
  • Growth & retention of local businesses & people
  • Projects by all - public, private, non-government
from planning to action
From planning to action
  • Economic planning options
    • economic development department
    • across all departments
    • consultants
    • task team
  • Who needs to take part?
  • Partnerships for design & implementation
    • Relevant data they believe and understand
    • Consensus on what to do
    • Partners can then do what they do best
typical br e findings
Typical BR&E findings
  • Crime
  • Run down unattractive environment
  • Rising transport costs
    • businesses want to relocate
  • Few local suppliers
    • especially IT, business services, stationary
  • Need skills - sales/customer, technical, business
  • No/defunct business organisation
  • Services, traffic problems
    • “municipality unresponsive”
top 10 fdi location factors
Top 10 FDI location factors
  • Access to customers 77%
  • Social & political stability 64%
  • Ease of doing business 54%
  • Reliable infrastructure & utilities 50%
  • Availability of professionals 39%
  • Availability of managers 38%
  • Level of corruption 36%
  • Cost of labour 33%
  • Crime & safety 33%
  • Availability of skilled labour 32%

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

exclusion
Exclusion
  • Social
    • bridge gaps between groups
  • Spatial
    • infrastructure, leverage outside resources
  • Economic
    • connecting to markets
    • access to cheaper inputs
    • education and skills development
    • supporting intitutions
  • Not just LED but a national priority also

Jörg Meyer-Stamer

serious about led
Serious about LED
  • Understand importance – set targets
  • Get relevant information – together
  • Partnerships/teams for design & implementation
  • Balanced strategy
  • Address exclusion
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Development ultimately is not a matter of GNP or money or physical capital or foreign exchange,

but of the capacity of a society to tap the root of popular creativity,

to free up and empower people to exercise their intelligence and their individual and collective efforts to achieve a better life.

Kari Levitt

Professor Emeritus, McGill University

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