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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: reviews, oecd, policy, rural, finland
Number of Pages: 298
Published: 2008-04-01
ISBN-10: 9264041958
ISBN-13: 9789264041950

Finland is one of the most rural countries within the OECD, and it is also one of the early adopters of a multi-sectoral approach to rural policy. The Finnish model of rural policy has been reasonably successful in achieving coherence among sectoral policies oriented to rural areas (the so-called broad rural policy) and in tailoring specific programmes to promote rural development (the so-called narrow rural policy). This reviews examines developments in Finnish rural policy since the last review in 1995, examining in particular public service delivery and competitiveness and business enviro

Author: Christina Romer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: economy, rural, strengthening
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437936199
ISBN-13: 9781437936193

Rural areas are home to about 50 million Americans and are an essential part of the overall economy. This report surveys the current state of rural America and describes the Obama Administrationżs policies for strengthening the rural economy. Many of these policies are already being implemented through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. But further work remains to ensure the prosperity and vitality of rural America. Contents: Introduction; The Current State of Rural America; Growing New Businesses in Rural America; Strengthening Rural Infrastructure; Improving Americażs Supp

Author: Jerry Lebo
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: rural, basic, access, ensuring, communities, infrastructure, appraisal, transport, design
Number of Pages: 112
Published: 2001-04
ISBN-10: 0821349198
ISBN-13: 9780821349199

This paper is part of a four-volume series of publications on rural transport promoted by the World Bank's Rural Transport Thematic Group under the aegis of its knowledge management activities. The four volumes are- 'Options for Managing and Financing Rural Transport Infrastructure'- 'Improving Rural Mobility'- 'Developing Rural Transport Policies and Strategies', and- this paper on 'Design and Appraisal of Rural Transport Infrastructure'.

Author: Simon H. Keith
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: taxation, property, rural, decentralization
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 2004-12-31
ISBN-10: 9251051445
ISBN-13: 9789251051443

This guide has been prepared to assist land administrators who are involved with the design and implementation of rural poverty tax systems. It shows why local governments should have a reasonable degree of fiscal autonomy if they are to make the delivery of rural services more efficient and effective, and describes how rural property taxes can be a vital source of revenues for rural communities. The guide identifies policy, administrative and technical issues that should be considered in the design of rural property taxes.

Author: Stanley J. Czerwinski
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: rural, housing, role, development, optimizing, options, federal
Number of Pages: 76
Published: 2001-12-01
ISBN-10: 075671785X
ISBN-13: 9780756717858

As the distinctions between rural & urban life have blurred, esp. with the develop. of suburbs, some have questioned the need for the separate rural housing (RH) programs that were first created in the mid-1930s to stimulate the rural economy & assist needy rural families. This report describes: the condition of today's RH & rural households' access to affordable housing credit; the RH prog. offered by the USDA RH Service (RHS), & the ways in which RHS' programs have adapted to changes in the level of Fed. housing assist.; any overlap between RHS' prog. & the prog. of HUD & other Fed., state,

Author: Morton O. Wagenfeld
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: annotated, bibliography, overview, america, health, rural, mental
Number of Pages: 124
Published: 1996-07-01
ISBN-10: 0788131567
ISBN-13: 9780788131561

A comprehensive single-source book about rural mental health & substance abuse. Provides the latest information & results from research concerning these two topics. Covers: mental disorders in rural areas; alcohol & other drug abuse in rural areas: a review of epidemiologic evidence; mental health service delivery in rural areas: organizational & clinical issues; human resource issues for rural mental health; the future of mental health & rural America; & a comprehensive annotated resource guide to rural mental health-related information.

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: netherlands, reviews, policy, rural, oecd
Number of Pages: 186
Published: 2008-06-06
ISBN-10: 9264041966
ISBN-13: 9789264041967

How does one meet the challenges of rural development in a country that is arguably one of the least "rural" among the OECD? Faced with high population density, close proximity of urban areas and urban-rural linkages, rural areas in the Netherlands have witnessed a gradual disappearance of characteristically rural landscapes and a deterioration of biodiversity. Future developments will increase pressures on rural land use, making a policy framework to address these challenges only more pertinent. Dutch rural policy has recently been decentralised so that regional differences can be better take
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