Defra has published a report on behalf of the Pathfinders Rural Challenges, local solutions’ (1.29 MB). The report is a summary of the outcomes and key messages of the programme.
The report highlights the achievements of the pathfinders which are broadly of three types:
To build on what has been achieved, the report recommends action on three fronts:
The report also contains a number of recommendations at national, regional and local levels to build on the work for sustaining the momentum for improvement over the medium to long term. Defra is drawing up an action plan to take forward the recommendations addressed to Defra and is working with the Pathfinder authorities on ways to take forward the recommendations at local level.