Designing a strategy

Smart village strategies have all the key components of local development strategies. Strategies are holistic approaches, integrating a comprehensive set of interventions in a coherent way. Strategies are structured according to a clear intervention logic, including overall, specific and operational objectives in response to challenges and needs and building on assets and opportunities, a set of planned activities and indicators to measure achievements. At the same time, smart village strategies aim to identify innovative solutions (digital, technological, social or other) in response to challenges and opportunities of the local community and area.

The smart village strategy template is a tool to help local communities to develop a local development strategy that is adapted to the ‘smart village’ concept. The template aims to help creating a vision and a development path for the village in the medium to long term. ...

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