Guidelines for Supporting Rural Development Project
The tremendous importance of rural areas for the economic progress of many developing countries is constantly emphasised by development policy experts. The trend, however, is in another direction. Read the concept paper! (2000)
There is a consequent impact of this on the work of non-governmental organisations, however. Under their own volition or mobilised by the presence of promotional funds, they have been working in rural areas for which government institutions are either not interested in or not suited to do. De-emphasising rural development has led to non-governmental organisations being confronted with tasks lying outside their area of expertise. Many partner organisations must increasingly ask themselves how rural development projects can be planned and steered under these conditions.
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