Regional development

Rural Development

 

 

‌‌© Jeffrey Fisher  

Understanding rural economies


Rural regions in OECD countries are important economically and demographically. They account for 75% of the land and 25% of the population in OECD countries.


Increasing globalisation, improved communications and reduced transportation costs are also drivers of economic change in rural areas. 

 

OECD National Rural Policy Reviews assess the trends, strategies and the role of central governments in increasing the potential of rural areas.

 

➨ Rural Policy 3.0

         
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Service Delivery

Creative service delivery methods are need for rural areas with less population density. 

 

Food Security

Food security is a regional and rural issue requiring local approaches.

 

Rural innovation

Rural competitiveness is based on innovative ways in utilising local assets.

Rural at a Glance        
   

Food Security and Nutrition Policies

Governance of Land Use

 

Regional Outlook

Regional Innovation 

 

Rural-urban Partnerships 

Publications

Events        
   

Preliminary presentation of the OECD Territorial Review in Northern Sparsely Populuated Areas, Stockholm Sweden

OECD Rural Development Conference 2015, Memphis, USA

Delivering Productivity and Competitiveness for Rural Areas, Paris, France 

   
Reports by country        
   

Publications