We support local actors in assessing the territorial endogenous potential, and building correspondent sustainable and resilient development strategies.
Assessing the economic potential of local resources is the main instrument for identifying the uniqueness of the territory and its attractive personality. Accordingly, sustainable and resilient development strategies may be built, and they will have success, if shared by all the relevant local actors.
To this end, ILS LEDA uses a specific and unique participatory tool, named RESCO (Resources for Economic Sustainable Competitiveness). This tool is aimed at:
- Identifying the local resources, and the correspondent value chains, that have promising competitive advantages;
- Assessing target markets;
- Analysing economic, social, gender, environmental, institutional, and financial sustainability;
- Assessing the value chain status and potential;
- Analysing and prioritising the obstacles to the full valorisation of the value chains;
- Elaborating guidelines for a shared development strategy;
- Formulating three to five-year territorial development plans.