Regional development

3rd Rural Development Conference: Designing and Implementing Rural Development Policies


The design and implementation of an integrated rural policy requires changes in the inter- and intra-governmental relations and between the public and the private sectors and the civil society. This conference addressed the main issues related with the design and implementation of place-based policies for rural development focusing on three key areas:

  • The role of the central and regional government and vertical co-ordination mechanisms;
  • Horizontal co-ordination at the central level;
  • The role of local actors and lower horizontal relation.
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