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Access to Rural Development: Household Perceptions on Rural Development

dc.contributor.authorErniel B. Barrios
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-10T10:16:19Z
dc.date.available2015-04-10T10:16:19Z
dc.date.issued2007-02-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/3649
dc.description.abstractRural poverty is linked to the exposure of the households to economic vulnerability through their chronic dependence on agriculture in income-generation. A starting point in mitigating this vulnerability would be a comprehensive accessibility improvement that substantially reduces transportation cost and isolation of the rural communities from basic welfare services. An advocacy campaign and/or incentive system that will encourage private firms to establish operations in rural areas will be needed. More private establishments in rural areas will not only shield the households against exposure to vulnerability but will also serve as a catalyst for microenterprise development. Sustainable rural development will follow provided that there is an ample corporate social responsibility program among these firms to avert widening of inequality. A natural resource management strategy will also be needed for ecological integrity. Participation is crucial in development project identification to minimize wastage of resources and possibly reallocate it to other productive uses. Provision of rural roads should be bundled properly with support services and capacity-building activities. This can enhance the demand for other infrastructure and services resulting to a dynamic evolution of essential elements in the pursuit of rural development. Bundles of intervention improve production efficiency of rural households at the different stages of production in-farm and/or off-farm. Rural development interventions should pay special attention to the more vulnerable segment, the farmers especially, with the goal of gradually detaching them from complete dependence on agriculture without putting their food security at risk. Public investment on infrastructure and user’s fees can complement each other in the continuous provision of new infrastructure and maintenance of the existing infrastructure, for a sustainable track towards rural development. The socialized user’s fee system is a potential tool for preventing the widening income disparity in rural areas. It is important however to carefully choose a suitable and acceptable basis for the socialized user’s fee rates. An incorrect choice can be perceived as a disincentive for access or might stimulate distrust among a segment of the rural society regarding the sincerity of the government in pushing rural development. This might eventually create more social issues rather than bridging inequality.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleAccess to Rural Development: Household Perceptions on Rural Development
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertComprehensive Development Framework
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Challenges
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Planning
dc.subject.expertMillennium Development Goals
dc.subject.expertPolicy Development
dc.subject.expertProgram Evaluation
dc.subject.expertPerformance Evaluation
dc.subject.expertEvaluation Criteria
dc.subject.expertCapital Market Development
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Economics
dc.subject.expertFinancial Sector Development
dc.subject.expertTechnology Development
dc.subject.expertWorld Development Indicators
dc.subject.expertEvaluation Methods
dc.subject.adbDevelopment assistance
dc.subject.adbADB
dc.subject.adbCurriculum development
dc.subject.adbDevelopment assistance
dc.subject.adbDevelopment aid
dc.subject.adbDevelopment indicators
dc.subject.adbDevelopment potential
dc.subject.adbDevelopment models
dc.subject.adbProject appraisal
dc.subject.adbPerformance appraisal
dc.subject.adbEconomic development
dc.subject.adbEconomic indicators
dc.subject.adbGovernment programs
dc.subject.adbEconomic growth
dc.subject.adbEconomic policy
dc.subject.adbIndustrial development
dc.subject.adbIndustrial policy
dc.subject.adbTechnology assessment
dc.subject.adbEconomic evaluation
dc.subject.adbEconomic forecast
dc.subject.adbInput output analysis
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in rural development
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in community development
dc.subject.naturalInfrastructure
dc.subject.naturalCentral planning
dc.subject.naturalEndowment of research
dc.subject.naturalPartnership
dc.subject.naturalJoint venture
dc.subject.naturalNation-building
dc.subject.naturalRisk assessment
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projects
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalIndustrial research
dc.subject.naturalParticipatory monitoring and evaluation
dc.subject.naturalEconomic policy
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.title.volume61
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.themeEvaluation
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-004329
oar.authorBarrios, Erniel B.
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