ERIC Number: ED187483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Strategies of Rural Development in Asia--A Discussion. Summary of Discussion, Research Studies and Country Statements Presented to the Seminar on Approaches to Rural Development in Asia (Malaysia, May-June, 1975).
Inayatullah, C., Ed.
A 10-day seminar for senior government officials concerned with making rural development policies in selected Asian countries focused on programs adopted by various Asian governments to tackle rural development problems. To compare various approaches, seven indicators of rural development were used: agricultural productivity; rural employment; distribution of income and wealth within different rural groups and classes and between rural and urban areas; welfare services available to classes in rural areas as well as relative to urban areas; extent of effective participation of rural people in decisions at national and local levels; degree of social mobility within classes and ethnic groups in rural areas; and changes in values, beliefs, and attitudes which increase capacity of rural people to control their environment. This document contains a summary of discussions on the following themes: Concept of Rural Development, Its Measurement and Place in Overall National Development; Policies of Rural Development; Implementation of Rural Development Policies; and Accelerating Rural Development. Included are recommendations, summaries of 13 research-team papers, and studies on policies and programs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. (RS)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Community Involvement, Comparative Analysis, Concept Formation, Decision Making, Developing Nations, Employment, Income, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Research Methodology, Rural Development, Rural Urban Differences, Seminars, Social Change, Social Differences, Social Indicators, Social Mobility, Speeches, Synthesis, Values, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Asian Centre for Development Administration, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).