Reasons for Success: Learning from Instructive Experiences in Rural Development

Reasons for Success: Learning from Instructive Experiences in Rural Development

ISBN-10:
1565490770
ISBN-13:
9781565490772
Pub. Date:
03/28/1998
Publisher:
Kumarian Press, Inc.

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Overview

Reasons for Success: Learning from Instructive Experiences in Rural Development

Reasons for Success draws lessons presented in the earlier work, Reasons for Hope. The knowledge and insights the authors have gained from decades of participation, observation, and scholarship on Third World development enrich it. Concerned that rural development is increasingly neglected in economic development circles, the authors demonstrate that improving rural living standards depends more on ideas, leadership, and appropriate methods and less on money alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565490772
Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Series: Kumarian Press Books on International Development
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

1) Why Rural Development Remains Important; 2) Learning Process and Assisted Self-Reliance; 3) Initiation and Leadership; 4) Local Organization and Participation; 5) Management, Planning, and Implementation; 6) Technology and Training; 7) Information as a Management Tool; 8) Utilization of External Assistance; 9) Dealing with Government and Politics; 10) Success and Sustainability

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Roland Bunch

Roland Bunch COSECHA, Honduras

[This book] 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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