Evaluating and Disseminating Experiences in Local Economic Development: Observations on Integrated Development Programmes of the Free State, Republic of South Africa

42 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2006

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Junior R. Davis

United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to assess the degree to which the components of the Rural Economic and Enterprise Development (REED) framework have been incorporated into integrated development planning (IDP) or into strategic local economic development (LED) plans. The paper also provides an evaluation of two local municipal level IDPs in the Free State, Republic of South Africa. The evaluation is considered on an ex-ante basis in terms of contemporary LED and REED approaches. We also consider IDP efficacy and potential impact in terms of achieving enterprise development, poverty reduction and growth.

Keywords: local economic development, integrated development planning, rural, economic enterprise development

JEL Classification: O21, R12, R58

Suggested Citation

Davis, Junior R., Evaluating and Disseminating Experiences in Local Economic Development: Observations on Integrated Development Programmes of the Free State, Republic of South Africa (March 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=944029 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.944029

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