The challenge of rural development in the EU accession countries : third World Bank/FAO EU Accession Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 17-10, 2000 /
edited by Csaba CSaki, Zvi Lerman.
Washington, DC : World Bank, 2001.
xiv, 210 p. ; 28 cm.
A Look Inside
Long Description
This study updates the 1993 telecommunications review published by the World Bank's Operations Evaluation Department. It recommends that the World Bank reaffirm its strategy in the broader information infrastructure. This study also recommends that gaps in the current monitoring and evaluations systems be filled at both the project and global level in order to provide the necessary framework to evaluate the future effectiveness of the revised strategy.
Long Description
This book considers the reforms and policy changes required in the rural sectors of ten countries that have started the accession process for membership in the European Union. These countries are Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The papers in this volume have been selected from presentations made at the Third World Bank/FAO EU Accession Workshop held in June 2000.
Table of Contents
Summary of Workshop Deliberations
Defining the Concept of Rural Development: A European Perspectivep. 3
A Non-European Perspective Evolution of Rural Policy and Agricultural Policy in North Americap. 11
Institutional Framework and Decentralization in Rural Developmentp. 31
Experience with Rural Development in the EU: Avoiding the Pitfallsp. 45
Rural Development Policies in the Context of the European Unionp. 53
The LEADER Community Initiative: Lessons and Possible Applications for the EU Pre-Accession Countriesp. 59
Structural Funds and Rural Development: Suggestions from the Italian Experiencep. 73
The Status of Rural Development in Central and Eastern Europep. 87
Critical Constraints to Rural Development in Central and Eastern Europep. 97
The Non-Agricultural Rural Sector in Central and Eastern Europep. 111
Concepts, Policies, Programs, and Institutions of Rural Development in Hungaryp. 131
Major Achievements and Gaps in Rural Development in the European Unionp. 149
FAO Experience and Main Thrusts in Rural Development in the EU Accession Countriesp. 159
Rural Development and the World Bank: Varied Experience and Continuing Challengep. 169
World Bank Support for Agriculture and Rural Development in Latviap. 181
The Poland Rural Development Projectp. 189
The Potential Role of International Organizations and NGOs in Supporting Rural Development in the EU Accession Countriesp. 197
Workshop Programp. 205
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