What Works in Tackling Rural Poverty

The Welsh Government has supported a wide range of programmes to address rural poverty and yet recent estimates suggest that almost a quarter of the rural population of Wales is living in poverty.

Continuing pressure on the Welsh Government’s budget combined with the potential loss of EU funding for rural programmes means that it is imperative that in future resources are targeted on the most cost-effective approaches to tackling rural poverty.

This report analyses more than 50 interventions in twelve OECD countries that sought to address five key aspects of rural poverty – housing needs, access to services, public transport, fuel poverty, and rural economic development.


The other reports in this series are: