Integrated Rural Development in Asia: Learning from Recent Experience

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Overview

  • Author :H. Ramachandran, J.P. De Campos Guimaraes
  • Year of Publication :2018
  • ISBN: :9788170223344
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVI, 338
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, Developmental Studies, Economics, Geography, Rural Development, Social Work, Sociology


About the Book :

Over the past two decades. Asian countries have accumulated considerable experiences with Integrated Rural Development. IRD programmes have been in existence long enough for it to be possibel to assess both their achievements and their limitations. As a result, IRD has been subjected to well-known – and often well-founded – criticism concerning the difficulties that have been experienced in changing significantly the situation of the rural poor and in achieving high degree of effectiveness, replicability and sustainability.
The question at the core of this book is what has been learnt from the past experience with – and past criticism of – the IRD approaches. With the intention of providing an opportunity for professionals and scholars working in the field of rural development and particularly of IRD in Asia, to meet and address this question an International Seminar was organised during July, 1988. This volume includes edited versions of the papers presented at the Seminar.
Most of the papers in this book are written by professionals directly or indirectly involved in IRD, or by academics with considerable experience of the practical problems of designing and implementing programmes. As a consequence of this, there is a strong emphasis on the concrete practice of IRD and on how it addresses the fundamental questions of rural development. This practical emphasis is one of the main strengths of the book, particularly given the wealth and variety of personal and national experience on which the authors draw.


About Author :

H. Ramachandran in currently Associate Professor at the Institure for Social & Economic CHange, Bangalore. His research interests are in development studies, transportaion and environmental problems on which he has contibuted a number of papers. The present volume is an extension of one of his earlier publications, Village Clusters and Rural Development.

J.P. De Campos Guimaraes is Lecturer in Regional Development Planning at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands. From 1985 to 1988, he was Visiting Faculty at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. He has done research and consultancy work in the fields of rural and regional development, spatial planning and industrialization in Portugal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.