Paolo Rosso


Paolo Rosso is policy analyst, officer of the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, part of the staff of the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development, established in 2003 by the Organisation, the Italian Government and the Autonomous Province of Trento.

The main areas of activity and experience of Paolo Rosso include policies for local development, small and medium-sized enterprises, territorial innovation, regional, national and international co-operation initiatives and capacity building for local development.

Before joining the OECD, he worked as a consultant for international institutions (the OECD, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank), as well as national and regional governments in the policy domains of local and regional development, SMEs development in Italy, Europe and Latin America.

In the past, in the first half of the 1990s, he worked for ERVET, the Development Agency of the Emilia Romagna Region, with the position of Head of the Territorial Development Unit.



Paolo Rosso è policy analyst dell’Organizzazione per la Cooperazione e lo Sviluppo Economico – OCSE con sede a Parigi, ed è membro del team del Centro OCSE di Trento per lo Sviluppo Locale costituito nel 2003 dall’Organizzazione, dal Governo Italiano e dalla Provincia Autonoma di Trento.

Le principali aree di attività ed esperienza di Paolo Rosso sono le politiche per lo sviluppo locale, le piccole e medie imprese, l’innovazione territoriale, le iniziative di cooperazione regionale, nazionale e internazionale e la generazione di capacità per lo sviluppo locale.

Prima di entrare a far parte dell’OCSE, ha lavorato come consulente ed esperto professionista senior in programmi e progetti per varie istituzioni internazionali (la stessa OCSE, l’IDB, la Banca mondiale, la Commissione europea) e governi nazionali e regionali in iniziative e sviluppo locale e progetti per promuovere le PMI in Italia, Europa e in diversi paesi dell’America Latina (tra gli altri: Argentina, Brasile, Cile, Colombia, Messico, Guatemala, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela).

In passato, nei primi anni ’90, ha lavorato come funzionario di ERVET – Agenzia per lo Sviluppo della Regione Emilia Romagna nel nord Italia – con la carica di Responsabile dell’Unità di Sviluppo Territoriale




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About the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

The OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) provides comparative statistics, analysis and capacity building for local and national actors to work together to unleash the potential of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), promote inclusive and sustainable regions and cities, boost local job creation, and support sound tourism policies.

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ABOUT THE OECD Trento Centre for Local Development 

The OECD Trento Centre for Local Development is an integral part of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) and its Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE). The OECD, whose mission is to promote better policies for better lives, facilitates a dialog among governments by comparing policy experiences, seeking answers to common problems, identifying good practices and working to co-ordinate domestic and international policies. The Trento Centre uses a holistic “from data to practice” approach to policies for sustainable development to offer local policy analysis, advice and capacity building activities for improved policy implementation for people, firms and places. More info .

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