rural areas

Empowerment through entrepreneurship: rural women in Tunisia

This paper addresses an important literature gap concerning female entrepreneurship within rural communities in North Africa, particularly in Tunisia. This article is an overview of previous findings on the topic and specifically on the matter of environmental settings’ impacts on women’s efforts in rural entrepreneurship. The purpose of this overview is to provide a clearer picture on the situation of female entrepreneurship in rural areas, and the various obstacles that help explain both the work patterns and the home conditioning model.

Results assessment of sustainable rural development implementation. Case of the Stavropol Region

Sustainable rural development is regarded as one of the main priorities of modern social and economic development on international, national and regional levels. The article presents the research of social and economic spheres within the implementation of Federal Target Programmes of sustainable rural development, based on the example of the Stavropol Region. The major results of the current research are authors’ interpretation of regional sustainable development, overview of the state policy in the field of social and economic rural development and assessment of the results achieved.