ERIC Number: ED103338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-3
The Absolute Poor. Report of A Donor Agencies Meeting on Rural Development in Africa.
Jacqz, Jane W.
A meeting was held April 3, 1974, by the African-American Institute (AAI) to discuss the need for rural change and the strategies for achieving change in Africa. Participants in the meeting included two Africans who have leading roles in the economic development of their countries, representatives from 12 governmental and private agencies that are contributing to African rural development and several American specialists. The issues examined in the introduction include helping the poorest 16 of the poor nations, strategies for aiding the rural poor, factors affecting rural change, inputs to achieve rural change, and transferring successful aspects of an effective rural development to other areas. The first part of the conference proceedings focuses on exchanging information on nine current donor agencies' programs to further African rural development. Presentations by African participants regarding rural development priorities and major issues affecting African development are discussed in the second and third part of the document respectively. Appendices include a list of participants, the questionnaire circulated to donor agencies by the AAI, and the 1973 budgets of donor agencies. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Developing Nations, Economic Change, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Development, International Programs, Poverty Programs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rural Development, Social Development
African-American Institute, 833 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: African-American Inst., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Africa