Francesca Froy is a senior policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), working within the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme in Paris. She coordinates the work of the programme on employment, skills and local governance. She currently manages an international research project on the local supply and demand for skills, ‘Skills for Competitiveness’ and is part of the drafting team for the OECD Skills Strategy. She is the co-editor of the OECD publications Breaking out of Policy Silos, Designing Local Skills Strategies, From Immigration to Integration: Local Solutions to a Global Challenge, Putting in Place Jobs that Last, and Flexible Policy for More and Better Jobs. Prior to joining LEED, she was involved in evaluating European projects and helped to manage the DG Employment and Social Affairs initiative IDELE (identification and dissemination of local employment development). A British national, she has worked for the Public Employment Service and for a local municipality in the United Kingdom, where she led a multi-sector partnership to create employment and skills opportunities within social housing. She has a BSc in Anthropology from University of College London and an MA in the Body and its Representation from the University of Reading.