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Rural Development In The Sudan The Case o f El-Halba Area, White Nile State

Rural Development In The Sudan The Case o f El-Halba Area, White Nile State

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Title: Rural Development In The Sudan The Case o f El-Halba Area, White Nile State
Author: Wadi,Eltayeb Ibrahim Ahmed
Abstract: The search for development approach to achieve the hope of comprehensive economic and social development at local, regional and national levels is the major challenge facing researchers and development planners in developing countries like the Sudan. Recently a new tendency in modern development studies has emerged by adopting practical, rational and comprehensive approaches and giving prior attention to the social, cultural, and political characteristics, in addition to considering the spatial dimension of development processes. Unfortunately, mismanagement and absence of rational development planning and the lack of consideration for spatial, social and political dimensions of development are the main characteristics of development planning in Sudan. This contributes to the emergence of various development problems (i.e. increasing rate of urban and rural poverty, steady influx of migration into the major urban centers, deterioration of economic and productive sectors, rural and regional marginalization and environmental degradation) which have led to the social political and economic instability of the Sudan. The study analyses and criticizes planning policies in the Sudan and investigates the reasons behind the failure of economic plans that have been applied at the rural and regional levels. The study identifies that, lack of practical, attainable objectives and domination of centralist policy approach in decision-making concerning development at the local, regional and national levels. The research also focuses on the absence of good governance, weak performance of economic and productive sectors, mismanagement of resources, instability of economic planning and political vulnerability as the main factors behind the failure of social and economic development in Sudan. Moreover, the research explores the importance of spatial, environmental and social dimensions besides the regional integration for a widely distributed development. For the achievement of appropriate and applicable development approach based on mobilization of the available physical and human potentialities, and considering the spatial, ecological, social and political components of development process, the study suggests adoption of a new conceptual development framework. As such the thesis introduces an alternative integrated comprehensive development model to be applied not only at the local level in the study area (El-Halba), but also at regional and national levels
Description: 221 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/11956
Date: 2015-06-14


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