Icelandic Regional Development Institute

Due to its long standing emphasis on regional research RHA has frequently cooperated with the Icelandic Regional Development Institute.

The Icelandic Regional Development Institute is an independent institution owned by the Icelandic state. The supreme authority of the Institute is held by the Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture.  It falls under the Act. No 106 of December 27 1999 and Regulation No 347 of May 16 2000.

The Institute monitors and researches regional development in Iceland.  Its main function is to contribute to regional development through the implementation of government policy via the introduction of regional strategies. Its operations are aimed at strengthening settlements in rural areas through the support of viable, long-term projects with diverse economic bases.