This report looks at rural policy in Chile, examining the main trends in rural regions,
policies and governance arrangements. It highlights the need to establish a national
rural policy framework in Chile, in order to better coordinate the wide range of national
policies and programmes currently targeting rural areas. It also investigates the
evolving role of "rural" in development, highlighting the need to design rural policies
in a strategic way so that complementarities with urban policy can be realised as
the country develops.