Analysing the needs of, and opportunities for, rural areas

The policy team analyses where rural areas differ in their needs from more urban areas and examine those aspects of rural living which may not have been considered in detail in national policy making.

More than 80% of the Western Region population live in smaller towns and rural areas.

Rural areas are places of employment and make an important contribution to the economy and to the region’s society and culture.

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