In a rapidly changing world with a growing demand for food, what role can policies and investments play in transforming rural areas and eradicating poverty?

This report provides a thorough analysis of this complex picture and 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?

Rural Development Report 2016