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Unpacking local economic development: a case study from Nekemte Town and its hinterlands, Oromia, Ethiopia

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Walo, MT, Unpacking local economic development: a case study from Nekemte Town and its hinterlands, Oromia, Ethiopia, International Journal of Public Administration, 40, (12) pp. 1000-1012. ISSN 0190-0692 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/01900692.2016.1177832

Abstract

Most agree that local economic development (LED) is a "bottom-up" development approach seeking to unleash the development potential of a locality. Nonetheless, focusing closely on the dynamics of specific localities, this can be criticized for being too local and overlooking extra-local links. This article explores the drivers of LED from the local economic actors’ perspectives in Nekemte town and its hinterlands, Oromia region, Ethiopia. The results clarify that LED is not only just "local", but also an approach that links urban and rural areas, and thus, understanding rural–urban linkages is a prerequisite for a better understanding of the local economic development.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:local economic development, rural-urban linkages, conceptualization, Oromia, Ethiopia
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Macroeconomics
Objective Field:Economic Growth
Author:Walo, MT (Mr Megerssa Walo)
ID Code:110571
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2016-08-02
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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