Policy Statement

At the closing session of the Conference, the Edinburgh Policy Statement on Enhancing Rural Innovation was adopted.

The Statement stresses the importance of defining rural development beyond agriculture and recognises that rurality is not synonymous with decline.


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Rural 3.0.

This Policy Note presents the OECD’s Rural Policy 3.0 — a framework to help national governments support rural economic development.

Rural Policy 3.0 is an extension and a refinement of the New Rural Paradigm and focuses on implementation.


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