This handbook by Bernie Ward and Julie Lewis is a guide to a new approach to revitalizing local economies. It is usable at a very simple level as an introduction to the basics of economics for a very wide range of potential lead organisations – public sector, voluntary organisations, business networks, regeneration bodies, religious groups and so on. Designed to be fun, and to be adaptable since there is no such thing as a standard community, it is a tried and tested guide for ordinary people to understand what is going on in their local economy – so they can be involved in decision-making.
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Ward, Bernie, and Julie Lewis, Plugging the Leaks: Making the most of every pound that enters your local economy, 2002.