What Works in Tackling Rural Poverty: An Evidence Review of Economic Interventions

The lack of economic opportunities, job insecurity and low wages are important causes of rural poverty in many parts of Wales.

This report examines the effectiveness of approaches to strengthening rural economies drawing on evaluations of interventions in a range of OECD countries. It identifies four main approaches: large scale, area-wide strategic development programmes; loan funds; angel investment; and Individual Development Accounts.