Sustainable Rural Development: Semantics or Substance? examines the challenges of development in the twenty-first century. Particular attention is paid to the "Challenge of Inclusion," the need to think of development in human terms, and bring the weakest and most vulnerable from the margins of society to the center-stage. It provides a detailed coverage of the role of civil society and local institutions in rural development and concludes that most need to change substantially. Umar I. Kamarah sets out a range of agendas for development practice, management and policy in the twenty-first century.
Umar I. Kamarah is a Field Officer for the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor, Governance and Public Administration Unit, Ainaro District.
Chapter 1 Figures and Tables Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Preface and Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 Abbreviations Chapter 6 Theoretical Signposts: Chapter 7 The Roots of Sierra Leone's Present Predicament Chapter 8 The Development Process: Some Theoretical Considerations Chapter 9 The Setting Chapter 10 Sustainable Agriculture: History of Agricultural Development Policy Chapter 11 Empirical Discussion: Chapter 12 Case Study 1: The Deployment of "Development:" A Probe into the Kambia Agricultural Development Project Chapter 13 Case Study 2: ActionAid and Community-Based Organizations in Kambia District Chapter 14 Women Participation in Agricultural Development Projects in the North West Chapter 15 Summary of Major Findings Chapter 16 Conclusion Chapter 17 Bibliography Chapter 18 Index