Publicado oct 15, 2015


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María del Mar Delgado-Serrano

Mateo Ambrosio-Albalá

Francisco Amador



Rural Territorial Development policy approach was launched in Europe to foster rural development under the LEADER initiative. It sparked off great interest in Latin America. We analyse the role played by RTD principles in the dynamics and evolution of four rural areas in Spain and Nicaragua. In doing so, we provide
empirical understanding on the validity of the principles to boost rural change and contribute to evidencebased policy-making.
Methodologically, we explore the use of participatory prospective tools that apprehend rural areas’ evolving and complex nature. The potential of Prospective Structural Analysis to describe rural dynamics, and to support social changes and decision-making is tested.



Prospective Structural Analysis, evidence-based policymaking, regional planning, Europe, Latin America

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Delgado-Serrano, M. del M., Ambrosio-Albalá, M., & Amador, F. (2015). Exploring Prospective Structural Analysis to Assess the Relevance of Rural Territorial Development in Spain and Nicaragua. Cuadernos De Desarrollo Rural, 12(76), 35–56.
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