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Title:The Interaction between Small Towns and Their Hinterlands: Implication for Rural Development in Ethiopia
Author:Gebre, Solomon
Year:1991
Periodical:African Urban Quarterly (ISSN 0747-6108)
Volume:6
Issue:3-4
Period:August-November
Pages:229-234
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:rural-urban relations
middle-sized towns
towns
Development and Technology
urbanization
small towns
rural development
Abstract:This paper examines the linkage between small towns and their hinterlands in Ethiopia. As administrative, economic and social centres, small towns perform useful functions and through these functions they have established enduring relationships with the surrounding hinterlands. Nevertheless, the services they provide have been inadequate and limited in scope and thus their impact on influencing the development of the surrounding areas, if any, has been marginal. If small towns are to realize their potential role of inducing the development of their hinterlands, their economic base will have to be restructured and their role as an instrument of surplus extraction altered. Bibliogr., sum.
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