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The knowledge economy in rural England - RE0221

The main aim is to advance the Government’s Knowledge Economy vision and policies within rural strategies across Britain at the national, regional and local levels. DEFRA could then use the analysis and evidence generated to inform its work on the Rural Productivity PSA Targets and more widely national competitiveness, skills and broadband strategies and RDA economic and FRESA strategies. The results could be published as a DEFRA report and the evidence (in written report and CD formats) shared with the rural economic and development policy statekeholders.
To produce a baseline analysis of the knowledge economy in rural England – for a set of regions to be agreed with DEFRA
To create a typology of rural knowledge economies based on potential and prospects
To identify issues for DEFRA based on the analysis
To evaluate current rural strategies from a Knowledge Economy perspective
To make recommendations on taking forward the rural knowledge economy agenda to DEFRA
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2004

Cost: £34,800
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Local Futures Group, The
Rural Amenities              
Rural Development              
Fields of Study
Rural Affairs