Rural development involves a system-wide change in rural communities which naturally requires a strong commitment by government to rural development on the one hand and the positive participation of rural people in the planning and implementation of rural projects on the other. This paper considers government commitment as especially crucial to the process of project implementation. This includes the activation of local government machinery, the execution of government tasks in support of rural projects and the monitoring of project performance.
This case study analyses the critical role of political leadership in stimulating farmers, village leaders and government officials at the local level. It also demonstrates that personal concern and the human aspect of the political system made the political system quite effective and functional in allocating resources, and facilitating institutional/legal rearrangement in favor of rural development in Korea. (The rest omitted)
Government commitment to rural development in Korea
Korea Rural Economic Institute
|Journal Title; Vol./Issue||Journal of Rural Development:3|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Territorial Development < Others
Government and Law < Political Systems