Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 3, No 4 (2011)

Assessment of Economic Dynamism in the Regions of Lithuania

Živilė Gedminaitė-Raudonė


Competiveness of regions is one of the most important policies formulating regional policy. The new focus on the specific fea­tures of the region and its competiveness encourages using the regional policy measures reflective of broader conception of the rural countryside. The new rural policy targeting and monitoring needs for typologies taking into account the diversity of rural regions. While creating region typologies for policy goals, it was essential to find new criteria and indicators for the measurement of the rural region’s economic potential. The economic dyna­mism becomes an important indicator of the region’s economic potential proposed by OECD organisation. This paper examines methodology to build a typology of economic dynamism for rural regions of Lithuania relevant for rural policy purposes. The re­search results shows that suggested typology based on economic dynamism, which is measured by the number of employed in all population aged 15–64, at this period is not suitable methodologi­cal tool for classification of rural regions in Lithuania.

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Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2011-07-19

Keyword(s): typologies; rural policy; regional policy; economic dynamism

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2011.073

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