A Perspective on Rural Development Theories/Models



Over the years there has been proliferation of rural development theories, models and strategies and each profounder claims that his model or theory as the  terms are used interchangeably to be the most effective mechanism for rural, these model, theories or strategies include human capital, theory, The Backwash and Spread Effects Approach, The Dual-Sector Model Approach, The Minimum Critical Effort Approach, The Big Push Model Approach, Endogenous/Participatory Approach, Top-Down Approach, Bottom-Up Approach, Sectoral Approach ,Integrated Rural Development. Rural development is multifaceted phenomenon that needs a strategy with multi-effect efficacy in tackling the problem of rural development The objective of the study was to examine the proliferation of rural development theories, model and strategies, the study employed secondary data collection and qualitative analytical method analysis, the study posits human capital theory is the most viable mechanism for rural development.

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