Building Sustainable, Resilient and Thriving Rural Places




Head of Regional and Rural Policy


Jose Enrique Garcilazo is the Head of the Regional and Rural Policy Unit within the Regional Development and Tourism Division at OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship SME’s, Regions and Cities. His work mainly focuses on analysing the key drivers for growth and bottlenecks among different types of regions and their impact to aggregate growth. Current projects aim at redefining modern rural development policies that can support inclusive growth and maximize the growth potential of rural areas by valorising their assets and resources. He was the former Head of Unit for Regional Growth and Policies. Author of three books and a variety of articles, Jose Enrique has been at the OECD for the last 13 years. He occasionally teaches at Science Po in the Masters of Public Affairs and in the Masters of International Relations program. Prior to the OECD, he obtained a PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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