A background paper on ‘Regional and Rural Development – Economic recovery for the whole country’ was prepared for a breakout session at last week’s National Economic Dialogue (16-17 July, Dublin Castle).
It set out a few key questions:
- What can be done to ensure that the benefits of recovery are fairly distributed throughout the country – urban and rural and throughout all the regions?
- How can we maximise the contribution of both regional and rural development to both a strong economy and a fair society?
- What are the key environmental and sustainable development challenges?
It will be interesting to see the priority given to regional and rural development given the competing economic and social priorities discussed over the two days. The summary of the discussions is due to be published later this week here.
The background papers for all the breakout sessions are available here.