Regional, rural and urban development

We work to enhance well-being and living standards in all region types and improve their contribution to national performance and more inclusive and resilient societies.

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Geography matters for well‑being

While gaps between regions have narrowed in education levels and access to services over the last decade, they have increased in income, air pollution and safety.

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Areas of work

Regional Development

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Rural Development

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Urban Development

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Regional Statistics

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Multi-Level Governance

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Water Governance

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Data

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Business Demography

Netherlands: Land Use

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