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inclusive business
Inclusive businesses (IBs) resonate with policymakers seeking to leverage private capital in support of poverty alleviation and sustainable development. In the agri-food sector, which represents the largest segment of the base-of-the-pyramid (BOP) market and a key source of livelihood for the rural poor, there is limited evidence on their diversity and social value creation mechanisms. This prevents practitioners from identifying impactful IB types and design features. A statistical analysis of 46 cases in Tanzania and Ghana identified four IB types: (1) self-reliant agribusinesses, (2) domestic plantation companies, (3) social enterprises, and (4) locally-embedded Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Our findings suggest that socially-driven and localized IBs hold high impact potential but require significant external support, while more self-sufficient IBs adopt less socially innovative designs. This study demonstrates the utility of a data-driven approach to capture the complexity of real-world IBs, which yielded practical insights for more effective poverty alleviation through business means.
Udgivelses år: 2024
Udarbejdet af: Københavns Universitet - Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning
Remote work
Has remote work post-pandemic expanded the influence of Nordic capitals on surrounding towns? Through case studies in five Nordic towns, the report focused on how remote work opportunities influence small-town attractiveness, population retention, and planning strategies. It explores the effects on populations, urban-rural landscapes, and planning needs.
Udgivelses år: 2024
Udarbejdet af: Nordregio
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Igangværende forskningsprojekt
I et Danmark under forandring med voksende urbanisering, større kommuner, lukning af lokale forretninger og virksomheder samt centralisering af offentlige institutioner inden for politi, domstole, sygehuse og kommunale velfærdsinstitutioner (skoler, børneinstitutioner, ældrecentre), argumenteres der ofte for, at civilsamfundet er en kraft, der kan holde liv i og skabe udvikling i landdistrikterne. Omvendt diskuteres det også, hvilken betydning netop urbanisering, erhvervsliv og offentlige institutioner har for civilsamfundet.

Dette forskningsprojekt tager afsæt i den antagelse, at civilsamfundet kan have en positiv betydning for lokal udvikling i landdistrikter, men det afhænger af omfanget og karakteren af samspillet mellem civilsamfundet og det omkringliggende samfund.
Udgivelses år: 2024
Udarbejdet af: SDU
Remote work in rural areas
This study investigates the role of remote work in enhancing the resilience of rural and remote municipalities in the Nordic countries, highlighting the shift towards hybrid work models.
The report presents six case studies, each detailing the context, challenges and opportunities associated with remote work. The study found that many public authorities lack formal remote work policies, relying on pre-existing or pandemic-developed frameworks aimed at work-life balance.
Udgivelses år: 2024
Udarbejdet af: Nordregio
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This policy brief addresses the challenges and opportunities of the green transition in Nordic rural areas, emphasizing the need for more fair approaches. It underscores the significance of involving local communities in renewable energy projects.
Udgivelses år: 2024
Udarbejdet af: Nordregio
WANO
Waste management in the northern latitudes is often more challenging than in the more central regions. Under the Arctic climate conditions with large distances between settlements and to the recycling facilities, and relatively smaller markets and volume of produced waste, there are special needs for developing new innovative solutions for waste management.
Udgivelses år: 2024
Udarbejdet af: Nordregio
Fragile communities
This storymap highlights the Fragile Communities project in Búðardalur, a small town in Dalir, Iceland. The project aimed to prevent the decline of remote municipalities through community empowerment and tourism development. It encourages local participation in addressing issues like housing and infrastructure, and seeks to improve local well-being and identity through workshops, grants, and cooperative projects. It also details Dalir’s unique approach to adapting to population decline and the importance of community mobilization and identity rediscovery.

Udgivelses år: 2024
Udarbejdet af: Nordregio
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Denne artikel undersøger mønstre i lokalsamfunds sociale kapital, der kan vise, hvordan lokalsamfundene står rustet til at agere udviklingsaktør. Artiklen analyserer kvantitative data fra en landsdækkende spørgeskemaundersøgelse hos borgerforeninger, lokalråd og lignende lokalsamfundsforeninger. I alt har 1.468 foreninger modtaget spørgeskemaet, og besvarelsesprocenten er 58.

Kommunerne har for nylig fået et mere fastlagt "landsbyansvar" i takt med at kommuneplanlægningen siden 2019 har skullet understøtte en udvikling af levedygtige landsbyer, fremme en differentieret og målrettet udvikling af landsbyer samt angive overordnede målsætninger og virkemidler for udviklingen af landsbyer. Artiklen diskuterer, i lyset af den strategiske planlægning for levedygtige landsbyer, udfordringerne ved den neo-endogene selvfølgeligheds "læggen ansvar" over på lokalsamfundene.
Udgivelses år: 2023
Udarbejdet af: Center for Landdistriktsforskning - SDU
From fields to future
The Nordic Rural Youth Panel has synthesized a report outlining 40 actionable recommendations for making rural areas in the Nordic region more attractive for young people. The recommendations address the ongoing trend of young people moving to cities, highlighting the need for better public transportation, various housing options, and education that connects to local job markets in rural areas. The panel wants to change the common view that success and a good life can only be found in cities, and highlight the potential and vibrancy of rural areas.
Udgivelses år: 2023
Udarbejdet af: Nordregio
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This report and the analysis behind were commissioned by the Danish Energy Agency in November 2021 to address questions about CO2 emissions related to the current and future use of forest biomass for district heat and electricity production in Denmark. The analytical framework and approach build largely on previous work [1,2]. Details on assumptions and calculations can be found here. Major changes and new data are presented in this report. Confidential process and supply chain data for the initial analysis was partly updated and reused for this analysis in agreement with Danish Energy and Danish District Heating Association.
Udgivelses år: 2023
Udarbejdet af: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning

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