Reasons for Success: Learning from Instructive Experiences in Rural Development

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* The indispensable follow-up to Reasons for Hope
* Recommends action to improve rural living standards

From an outside perspective that contrasts the personal, firsthand views of the first text, the authors impart critical, dynamic ideas for improving the lives of those in rural communities. They contend that real progress depends less on money alone, and more upon passionate ideas, acting on those ideas through leadership, and implementing appropriate methods for change.

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Draws lessons from a companion volume of case studies () and from other cases to assist both planners and protagonists of rural development. Offers comparative analyses and identifies practical implications from case studies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Karen Hvode
.Reasons for Success is not a simple report of development ventures. It is a detailed analysis of the knowledge that can be gleaned from repeated experience and then used to guide and revise future efforts. Norman Uphoff, Milton Esman, and Anirudh Krishna are well placed to produce this analysis; each having served many years in both academic and administrative positions devoted to rural development.
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"Deserves to become a classic in its field. It is one of the few books written recently whose authors have been both willing and eminently able to tackle the entire field of rural development."
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Norman Uphoff is director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD) and professor of government and international agriculture at Cornell Agriculture at Cornell University.

Milton J. Esman is John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, Emeritus Professor of Government at Cornell University.

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Table of Contents

1 Why Rural Development Remains Important 1
2 Learning Process and Assisted Self-Reliance 19
3 Initiation and Leadership 45
4 Local Organization and Participation 64
5 Management, Planning, and Implementation 88
6 Technology and Training 112
7 Information as a Management Tool 134
8 Utilization of External Assistance 157
9 Dealing with Government and Politics 175
10 Success and Sustainability 196
References 218
Index 226
About the Authors 233
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