An integrated approach to regional development planning in less-developed countries

Jayawardena, Chandrasiri. (1985). An integrated approach to regional development planning in less-developed countries Master's Thesis, School of Geography, Planning and Architecture, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Jayawardena, Chandrasiri.
Thesis Title An integrated approach to regional development planning in less-developed countries
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning and Architecture
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1985
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 298
Language eng
Subjects 1401 Economic Theory
Formatted abstract It is well-known that many people in the less-developed countries (LDCs) live in desperate poverty. One of the reasons for this situation is uneven distribution of development benefits. It is now commonly accepted that urban biased industrialization, urbanization and modernization have contributed to creating this situation.

Though many LDCs have been practising regional planning in order to correct the past mistakes they have been unsuccessful in many instances. The gap in living standards between rural and urban people is increasing.

This study attempts to diagnose the reasons for such development failure with special reference to South and Southeast Asian countries. The study advocates integrated regional development planning as an alternative approach since it has been found that most of the regional planning efforts have failed due to non-integration and an independent sectoral approach. This thesis proposes a methodology for integrated regional development planning in the LDCs.


 
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