ILS LEDA is a non-profit association legally constituted in 2015,
composed of international experts and Local Economic Development Agencies (LEDA) from 17 countries of the world.
The OECD recognizes us as one of the most effective international organizations to deal with the Local Economic Development Agencies.
ILS LEDA began its activities in 1998 as part of international development programmes managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) at the beginning, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) afterwards.
Since 1990 our staff has been working in 26 countries and 72 local territories around the world through several programmes funded by the European Union, the United Nations, the Italian Cooperation and the private sector, etc.
In this framework, among the different activities carried out, ILS LEDA has directly and indirectly supported the creation of 70 LEDA.
61 of these LEDA are now part of the International Network of ILS LEDA.
ILS LEDA currently is also part of the KIP International School.