Leadership and collaboration for economic innovation and inclusive growth

ERLN Working Guides


Regional economic development practice guides, case studies and course simulations for practitioners operating within sub-national regions of South Africa. 

Read an overview here or use the menu on your right to browse the ERLN Working Guides. 

Practice Guide 1: Historic overview of regional development

This provides a brief historical overview of regional development internationally as well as locally.

Practice Guide 2: Regional development in practice (exploring the scope, concerns, characteristics, approaches and processes)

This outlines the issues and scale of challenges and approaches to regional development. 

Practice Guide 3: Regional economic situational analysis and data sources

This focuses on the key elements of economic analysis, including gathering and evaluating evidence, identifying regional role players and synthesising an understanding of regions. 

Practice Guide 4: Collaborative Leadership

Collaborative leadership is a process of leading through mediation, negotiation, collective decision-making and engaging with individuals and groups to achieve a desired outcome.