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Title:Rural planning in regional development: the Kenyan experience
Author:Akatch, Samuel O.ISNI
Periodical:Discovery and Innovation (ISSN 1015-079X)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Kenya
East Africa
Subjects:rural development
regional development
rural planning
Poverty alleviation
Abstract:For the last half century economic development has been conceived of in terms of economic growth and, because national planning had been proved very successful in assisting European countries to recover from the destruction of the Second World War, it was decided that this was the best strategy to apply to developing countries. However, as this article shows in the case of Kenya, the experiences of many Third World economies with these centralized development models has not been very encouraging. Therefore the contemporary trend, as exemplified by Kenya, is to decentralize such efforts to local, mainly rural levels where the majority of the population live and therefore can be expected to participate in the efforts which affect them so closely. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French.