Rural development : a strategy for economic development of Uganda

Ekoot, Benjamin R. O. (1990). Rural development : a strategy for economic development of Uganda Master's Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Ekoot, Benjamin R. O.
Thesis Title Rural development : a strategy for economic development of Uganda
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1990
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 150
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published the first of its annual reports on human development: the Human Development Report (1990). with the publication of this report economists are beginning to concern themselves with more than merely the growth in Gross National Product (GNP) or its components like income, wealth, commodities and capital accumulation as measures of development. Human development which entails the meeting of human needs now takes the centre stage in the discussion of economic development. The optimization equation henceforth would appear to be the maximization of human development subject to sustainable environmental use. What all this means for Uganda is that with the majority of her population (90 per cent) living in the rural areas economic development in terms of human development will only occur when rural development is achieved. This is the inspiration behind this thesis.

A physical and economic geographical survey of Uganda will be presented in Chapter 1 by way of background information. This will be followed by some concrete macroeconomic and social indicators for 1967 - 1987 to enable appreciation of the economic structure of this country. Chapter 1 isolates the rural sector.

Chapter 2 is devoted to understanding the meaning of development and to defining what rural development in particular would mean in Uganda.

Literature review is undertaken in Chapter 3 with a view to consolidating understanding of the concepts of and approaches to rural development.

Chapter 5 is entirely on development plans todate. It is proposed that a new development plan be designed addressed specifically to rural development.

As would be expected, without statistics it would be highly preposterous to suggest any strategy for a country such as is done in this paper. Chapter 5 is thus devoted mainly to statistical analysis to see the reasonableness of the proposal.

Chapter 6 is a summary and conclusion.

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