Our findings

Research & evidence

Increasing our knowledge and deepening our understanding.

Our aim

Changing the debate

Research increases our knowledge and deepens our understanding, changing the way we think about rural enterprises, how we address their challenges and identify new opportunities.

We aim to shift the policy narrative about rural enterprise by strengthening the research and evidence base.

Our research analyses existing data sources to inform policymakers and supporters of rural economies. This is carried out by the NICRE team and commissioned from academics at institutions across the UK.