Budapest, Hungary
2002 - 2005 IPF Fellow

Gusztav Nemes conducts research and advises the European Parliament on European rural development issues.

promoting poverty reduction via rural development

During his IPF fellowship, Gusztav Nemes conducted extensive research and published widely on the politics of rural development prior to and following European Union accession. He advises the European Parliament on issues of rural development in Hungary.

Affiliation: Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Hungarian representative for a European Commission task force on rural development and agricultural policies.

Fellow projects
2004 - 2005:
Rural development policies and knowledge transfer
The objectives of the project are to conduct comparative analysis of EU and domestic policies aimed at local development and self-organization in backward rural areas in Spain and Hungary; suggest the ways of adapting the Spanish experience under Central and Eastern European circumstances; and write research and policy papers for the Hungarian Rural Parliament, Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and European Agricultural Convention.

Working groups: Regional Development Policy, Land Reform and Rural Policy

Relevant countries: Hungary

2002 - 2003: Rural development policies in Central and Eastern Europe
The objectives of the project are to explore the evolution of rural policies and institution-building in CEE with special regard to Hungary and contribute to the development of an integrated, sustainable approach to this process; write a research paper and develop policy recommendations for officials, civil organizations and academics including the Rural Development Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development, regional development councils and agencies, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including World Wildlife Fund-International, nationwide NGOs including the Hungarian Rural Parliament and Ökoszolgálat, and selected local development groups.

Working groups: Comparative Studies, Policy Networks and Administrative Reform, Land Reform and Rural Policy, Regional Development Policy, Economic Development and Microfinance Policy

Relevant countries: Hungary