Local Economic Development (LED) Office Advanced Training


In 2005, Mercy Corps through its Community Revitalization Through Democratic Action–Economy (CRDA-E) project helped establish councils for planning, prioritizing, designing and implementing local economic development projects in 15 Serbian municipalities.  As the project neared completion in June 2007, Mercy Corps sought to institutionalize its LED initiative and provide a permanent channel for public-private cooperation between members of municipal economic groups, municipal staff and other LED stakeholders in 13 selected CRDA-E municipalities.


Prepared and delivered training to municipal LED stakeholders in 12 municipalities

Prepared course and reference manuals and training aids

Organized regional conferences to promote LED office activities

Monitored and evaluated local government LED programs

Prepared and delivered post training and assessment reports