Ethiopian rural development policy and strategy pdf
National Policies and Strategies - Ethiopian Legal BriefThe spatial diversity of rural economic activity, and a high level of dependence of the countryside on urban economic activity, implies that models based on a single sector, that focus only on economic activity or that assume a simple differentiation between urban and rural are problematic. Drawing particularly on experience within the United Kingdom, the paper identifies a series of alternative models: sectoral, multisectoral, territorial and local that represent the different approaches that have been taken to rural development policy, and argues that the nature of rural development has undergone fundamental changes that have profound implications for analysis and evaluation of policy. This involves balancing the reductionist implications of quantitative evaluation against the relatively slender empirical base of rural sociological understanding. The paper concludes by suggesting new directions for improved approaches towards interventions designed to promote rural development. The authors are grateful for the helpful comments made by the referees. It is good from a social point of view because policy-making ought to be more precisely developed and targeted as a result of taking research findings into account; likewise, for academic and other researchers, more attention to their efforts to understand the mechanisms and impact of policy intervention provides an incentive to focus on immediate and relevant questions. However, in the specific case of rural development there are some fundamental barriers to analysis and evaluation of policy which need to be resolved.
Agriculture is the mainstay of Ethiopian economy involving major source of employment and gross national product. By African, standard rural development programme has long history in Ethiopia. It has also enjoyed a considerable attention by the government. However, the expected level was not achieved. The main objective of this review is to indicate the policy gaps in terms of access, utilization and coverage of rural development policy programme packages by different segments of people in rural areas. The programme packages of rural development policy of the country were reviewed over the past three regimes.
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