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Excellence in Economic Development

Excellence in Economic Development is a new Standard for organisations aspiring to excellence. It is applicable to small, medium or large organisations in equal measure and is available for download completely free of charge.

A Self Assessment Toolkit is also available and can be used to determine the development needs for your organisation.

If you would like the Self Assessment Toolkit please request your copy by emailing members@ied.co.uk. Fees do apply but Corporate Members of the Institute receive a free copy.

The Self Assessment Toolkit is for multiple use so that you can measure progress over time and is designed to identfy your strengths as well as your development needs.

You can also apply for external verification for the following levels of achievement:

  • Achieving those areas of competence that apply to your organisation
  • Working towards Excellence in Economic Development in your relevant disciplines
  • Centre of Excellence status for your relevant discipline/s

Whether to apply for external verification is entirely up to you and you can choose to do so at any time.  Please note that the Standard will change over time and you should download the most up to date version or contact us to ensure that you are applying for external verification against the very latest Standard.

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