Some of our findings on rural development are subject to closer scrutiny. We do not conduct our own research. However, we request and fund research by from researchers nationwide.
A unique aspect of The Centre of Competence on Rural Development is our effort to extract new knowledge through combining research findings and experience from the field of practice. Taking this further, we strive to make knowledge from different sources more accessible for practitioners. Actions producing great results in one community, may not have much of an effect elsewhere. Learning from others’ experiences is, however, still possible.
Who we work with
We lend our support to rural municipalities, regions and others responsible for rural development. We mainly co-operate with mayors, senior officers and project managers. Our support is individually customised.
In addition, we offer input and a knowledge base for national and regional policy-makers. We are in close collaboration with most of the Norwegian counties. Through our knowledge on rural development, we contribute to continous development of Norwegian rural development policies.
The Centre of Competence on Rural Development is managed by Director Marit Mellingen. We are an professionally independent government agency subsidiary to The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development (KDD). We are funded through The National Budget.