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View Policy Paper Three factors comprise the Human Development Index—health, education, and living standards. We examine those factors and provide a framework for policy considerations.
Imagine a networking project that feels like a matchmaking service. Organizers get to know you and your community, and then find someone somewhere else in
People outside cities need schools and nursing homes too — and USDA thinks private investors can be convinced to finance them. View Full Article
This presentation explains the global rationale for “Regional Rural Innovation” as well as rural imperatives. It will also touch base on challenging the hegemony of
The Next Generation Initiative : Future of Arts and Culture Placemaking in Rural America. Art of the Rural, in partnership with the Rural Policy Research
Last fall we were honored to join “Art of the Rural: Creating Thriving Places Beyond the City,” a conversation hosted by the Wormfarm Institute and Fermentation Fest –
MEMPHIS, TN, May 19 2015 – Today, leaders from 34 countries gathered in Memphis for the 10th Annual Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Rural