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District focus strategy for rural development : a case study of Nyeri District, Central Province, Kenya

Ndengera, Jenniffer H

Titre : District focus strategy for rural development : a case study of Nyeri District, Central Province, Kenya.

Auteur : Ndengera, Jenniffer H

Université de soutenance : Dalhousie University

Grade : MDE 1990

Résumé
District focus is one strategy being applied in Kenya to try to solve problems of rural areas. Unlike other strategies before it, it is being administered at the local level. This makes it a bottom-up approach to development. For this strategy to be effective, it requires decentralizing the planning machinery to the district headquarters since they have been chosen as the administrative centres on matters pertaining to rural development in each district. This in essence means giving the districts more autonomy to plan and implement programmes and projects according to specific district priorities. The strategy incorporates growth centre theory, whereby selected market centres in each district are promoted and developed in the hope that growth from these centres will spread to the surrounding rural areas. Attempts to decentralize planning before 1983 were not really a success. The question is whether this new strategy is another failed attempt or a break-through in problems associated with central planning, especially control of finances and dispatch of development funds to the local levels. The study concludes that district focus policies have brought some changes in the rural areas, but its implications on decentralization of planning are still hampered by lack of resources.

Sujets : Rural development ; Public administration ; Economic policy ; Decentralization ; Nyeri District ;

Présentation (Amicus)

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