Rural Development Report 2016: fostering inclusive rural transformation

The report looks at how to bring rural people into the economic mainstream and how to transform rural areas so that development is not only inclusive but also socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. This report provides a thorough analysis of the complex picture, it examines 62 countries and looks at their development in the context of rural transformation. It also demonstrates the interconnectedness between rural and urban development. The report seeks to answer three key questions: what are the different pathways of structural and rural transformation in developing countries? How do the different pathways affect rural poverty reduction and social and economic inclusion? What can policy makers do to stimulate and support inclusive rural transformation?

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