What's the issue?
Innovation is the key to unlocking opportunities in rural regions. However, what drives innovators and early innovation adopters in a rural context is not well understood. Exploring and understanding this knowledge will:
Critically, it reinforces the resilience of societies and economies in the face of global mega-trends such as demographic, technological and environmental change, and crises such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
What can the OECD offer?
The OECD is engaged in a new project on harnessing the innovation potential of rural areas. Rural regions across the OECD now depend on a wide range of economic engines for growth. Increasing networks through improved communications and reduced geographic distances are important drivers of economic change in rural areas.
A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
Areas of work
RURAL POLICY REPORTS & PAPERS
Scotland (United Kingdom)
For more information or to find out how to become a project partner contact Michelle MARSHALIAN, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.