Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification


This community connects policy makers, companies, academics and practitioners, to share and create knowledge around local content development in the extractive industries. Our vision is to build an active forum for mutually beneficial knowledge exchange enabling experts worldwide to implement the best possible local content solutions. 

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Announcing ELLED Backstopping Services for Members

The ELLED team is here to facilitate technical assistance through expert guidance and support. Do you have something you are working on that could benefit from the CoP’s insights? Reach out the ELLED team. Tatiana ( will be your focal point and will help to organize support from the ELLED team, including guidance on resources and material that can address your needs, and assistance connecting with a roster of experts within the CoP membership.  Read more here



Most recent webinars

ELLED CoP webinar miniseries

Series underway: ELLED CoP Webinar: Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Potential for Creating Backward Linkages.


Latest in ELLED Discussions

Share your expertise and engage with the insights of others

Member Noora Puro Shared News on the Focus on Sustainability in the Coal Sector, now open for public comment.


Upcoming Events

Information about latest events

In-person events are resuming, along with the continuation of some digital events. See the calendar for more information.





ELLED Program

The Extractives-Led Local Economic Diversification (ELLED) program, managed by the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank with financial support from the Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS), promotes local economic diversification and the development of competitive local industries in mineral and hydrocarbons rich economies. It supports cutting-edge research and the systematization and sharing of existing knowledge to address extractives-related policy challenges, including climate smart investment, strategic spatial planning, forward looking value chains, and the development of network economies. The ELLED CoP is a central part of the ELLED Program.


Engineers Without Borders

The Mining Shared Value Initiative (MSV) of Engineers Without Borders has joined the CoP Secretariat and has taken up the responsibility to administer the CoP. Together we will be working to ensure that the ELLED CoP continues to deliver on knowledge exchange to help share best practice, facilitate members interaction, and support continuous professional learning.





The ELLED CoP is complemented by the ELLED Framework, an online resource that contains guidance and supporting material for the design and implementation of Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification (ELLED) policies and programs.



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