OECD Local Development Forum: Better strategies for stronger communities


Kristine Langenbucher


Head of Unit for Employment and Skills


Kristine Langenbucher heads the Employment and Skills Unit within the OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. The Unit works with national and subnational governments in OECD countries and beyond to deliver evidence-based and practical recommendations on how to implement employment and skills policies at the local level. Prior to that, she worked for eight years in the OECD’s Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs on active labour market policies, skills policies and the future of work. She has (co-)authored many OECD publications on active labour market policies, national skills strategies and chapters in the OECD Employment Outlook. Prior to joining the OECD, she served as an Economic Advisor in the British Department for Work and Pensions. She holds a Master’s Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit (Michigan/USA) and a Degree as Internationale Diplomvolkswirtin from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany).

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