Resources on Rural economy

  1. Publication

    The 'e' in Employment. ICT for rural income generation and poverty alleviation in India

    27 January 2006

    Examines the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the rural poor in India.

  2. Publication

    Situation Analysis of Rural Road Maintenance in Madhya Pradesh - Volume II: Policy, Institutional and Financial Aspects

    01 November 2005

  3. Publication

    C 81 Labour Inspection Convention and C 129 Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention

    01 January 2005

  4. Publication

    Responses to changing Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) needs of National Agricultural research Systems (NARS)in the context of globalization

    01 January 2005

    The threats and challenges to the agricultural sector in developing countries currently outweigh the opportunities and potential, hence the need to tilt the balance to the benefit side of the equation. The challenges are many and appear daunting but scientific research, and technology development accompanied by complementary policy adjustments and strategies (as promoted in the World Commission Report on Social Dimension of Globalization) can effectively deal with them, and the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) have a central role to play in generating the knowledge, technology and information required.

  5. Publication

    Integrated Rural Accessibility Planning: Application in Rajasthan (India)

    01 January 2005

    Rural Access Technical Papers (RATP) No. 12

  6. Publication

    Prospects for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and drink industries in Guyana

    01 January 2005

    Working Paper 227

  7. Publication

    ASIST - Asia Pacific, Mainstreaming Poverty Reduction Strategies through Rural Infrastructure - Interim Progress Report May 2004 to November 2004

    30 November 2004

    ASIST AP started as a regional programme in mid-1998. Since then the core programme has been co-financed by the ILO, Danida, DFID and the Netherlands. Various country specific operations are financed by different donors. This report will summarise project activities and progress over the period May 2004 to November 2004.

  8. Publication

    Rural industry in India. Policy perspectives, past performance and future options

    31 October 2004

    Examines the potential of rural industries to create gainful employment and decentralized development.

  9. Publication

    ASIST - Asia Pacific, Mainstreaming Poverty Reduction Strategies through Rural Infrastructure - Annual Progress Report May 2003 to April 2004

    30 April 2004

    This report will summarise project activities and progress over the period May 2003 to April 2004.

  10. Publication

    Bonded Labour in agriculture: a rapid assessment in Punjab and North West frontier province, Pakistan

    03 January 2004

    This Working Paper is one of a series of Rapid Assessments of bonded labour in Pakistan, each of which examines a different economic sector. Dr G. M. Arif, of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) in Islamabad, is the author of this paper on bonded labour in the agriculture sector in Punjab and North West Frontier Province.