External organization | subordinate agency | Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
The Centre of Competence on Rural Development (Distriktssenteret) is an independent government agency dedicated to strengthen rural municipalities and regions’ ability to develop attractive communities.
The Centre of Competence on Rural Development collects and communicates the knowledge and experience on local development available all over rural Norway. The Centre does not conduct its own research, but requests and funds research from researchers nationwide.
The Centre offers input and a knowledge base for national and regional policy-makers and is in close collaboration with most of the Norwegian counties. The Centre also lends its support to rural municipalities, regions and others responsible for rural development.
Web page: http://www.distriktssenteret.no/