Government Interventions in Pursuit of Regional Development: Learning from Experience

Publication Type:
Working Paper 55

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ISBN:
1877081337

ISSN:
1440-9707

Release Date:
June 2003

The questions of why regions grow or fail to grow, and what, if anything, governments can do about it have attracted considerable interest and debate for many years. This report provides a select review of previous government intervention approaches and experiences in pursuit of regional development. The review provides useful insights into the purpose and outcomes of various government-sponsored interventions in Australia, and in a number of other comparable countries.

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