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Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
Organised by the Division on Technology and Logistics
The imperative of transforming rural economies in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXVI)
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 (10:00 to 13:00)

In developing countries the bulk of poverty and other deficits in human development (e.g. in terms of access to education, electricity, water, sanitation, etc.) are located in rural areas. Therefore, fulfilling the recently-adopted Sustainable Development Goals will require transforming the structure of rural economies in both least developed countries and in other developing countries. The short course will discuss the main features of the rural development imperative, as well as policies for rural structural transformation in the areas of finance, agricultural technology, enterprise and innovation, human resources and institutions. These will be discussed in both their national and international dimensions.


Delivered by: Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes of UNCTAD

From 10 am to 1pm

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