Rural Area Development Planning. Principles, Approaches and Tools of Economic Analysis
These two volumes examine the economic dynamics at wok, or potentially at work, among farm households and towns in rural areas, and point out some implications for analysis and planning to accelerate economic development in such areas. They also provide a catalogue of tools for analysing rural area economies and for identifying and assessing strategic groups of projects from an economic development perspective. For each tool the catalogue provides a description, the principal analytical question addressed, the basic steps involved and an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses. The catalogue is useful for trainers and decision-makers, who can select and adapt tools for use in their own contexts.