Building Sustainable, Resilient and Thriving Rural Places

Building sustainable, resilient and thriving rural places

 28-30 September 2022

Cavan, Ireland │ In-person event with live-streaming of plenary sessions 





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Responding to Short and Long-term Shocks: Building more resilient places

Impact of the War in Ukraine: Responding to Inflation Pressures and Food Security in Rural Economies

Address by An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD

Recap and Next Steps

The Cavan-OECD Roadmap

The 13th OECD Rural Development Conference concluded with the delivery of the Cavan-OECD Roadmap on Strengthening Rural Resilience against Global Challenges. The 2-day Conference  convened around 500 delegates from 30 OECD countries, including Government ministers, senior policy makers and stakeholders in the rural sector. 

OECD Work on Rural Development

The OECD Rural Development Conference Series, overseen by OECD’s Regional Development Policy Committee (RDPC) and its Working Party on Rural Policy, was first initiated in 2002. The series provides the premier international forum for policy officials, experts, private sector representatives and civil society, to engage in dialogue whilst strengthening existing networks and fostering knowledge-sharing on rural policies across the OECD and partner countries. This regular dialogue, comprising stakeholders of all levels, has helped shape OECD work on rural development leading to the definition and measurement of the performance of rural regions, the evaluation of rural policies amongst OECD member countries and a number of thematic studies on rural development. 
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