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Social Dimensions of Rural Development in Nigeria: Experience in Anambra State
Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 1991), pp. 219-228
Published by: Geographical Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40572083
Page Count: 10
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New 'bottom-up' approaches to development attempt to transform the condition of rural population through the mobilisation and utilisation of their resources.Anambra State in Nigeria provides a case study of rural change and the role of social organisations and institutions (especially age-grades, social clubs and town unions) in the drive for rural transformation. These organisations form the pivots of rural self-help and have executed numerous projects but the absence of clear policy guidelines has limited their effectiveness.
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