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Government commitment to rural development in Korea

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Title Government commitment to rural development in Korea
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Whang, In-Joung

Publisher

Korea Rural Economic Institute

Date 1980
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Journal of Rural Development:3
Pages 20
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Others
Government and Law < Political Systems

Abstract

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)