Simon Maxwell

Rethinking Rural Development

Rethinking Rural Development, ODIOverseas Development Institute (London) Briefing Paper, March 2002

Rural development should be central to poverty reduction. Three quarters of the 1.2 billion people surviving on less than one dollar a day live and work in rural areas. Rural people are twice as likely to be poor as urban counterparts. However, rural development faces a loss of confidence: funding has been falling, and governments and donors are scrambling to rethink policy. What new directions should rural development policy take?............... (see link in title for full article)

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