Local Economic Development in the Palestinian Territories 2014

The Hague Academy gave training on local economic development in Amman, Jordan in April 2014. The training was provided to local government officials from municipalities in the West Bank and Gaza areas of the Palestinian Territories. The training zoomed in on the development of small and medium enterprises for creating employment opportunities and on the inclusion of vulnerable groups.

Main goal

The main goal of the training programme was to provide a theoretical framework for local economic development and participatory approaches that participants can apply in developing a vision together with stakeholders. 


  • Introducing the participants to the main concepts of Local Economic Development;
  • Teaching the participants how to design and implement a LED strategy;
  • Emphasizing the role of Multiple actors in LED & Inclusive economic development;
  • Showing the participants an example of an active LED project in the Jordanian context; and
  • Enabling the participants to create action plans.


19 participants were trained on Local Economic Development, its implementation and the development of LED plans in their respective municipalities.

For this training, a tailor-made set of modules was developed based on well-proven knowledge and expertise.

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