Local Economic Development Agencies (LEDAs) of the ILS LEDA network have achieved very important results on job creation, small business development, valorization of local products - mainly healthy food -, environmental safeguard, green economy, preservation of the cultural heritage, social inclusion, gender equality, fight against poverty, peacemaking, channeling national and international funds to the territories, and as an instrument for facilitating the elaboration and the implementation of local and national policies and plans.
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In the framework of Fydem Project in Nicaragua, comes the need to realize this study.
The study aims to answer some questions, such as:
1) What are the functions and role of the University in the processes of local economic development?
2) What should be the Universities prerogatives to perform these functions?
3) What are the ost successful experiences and best practices all over the world?
Environment contributes both directly and indirectly to economic development and employment, as stated by the UNDP-UNEP-Poverty-Environment program, and this contribution is particularly important in developing countries, since the key sectors impacted by the environment are: agriculture,, energy, forest, fishing, and tourism.