Motivation and Incentive Structure for Planned Rural Development

  • Victor C. Uchendu


Development — particularly economic development — has become an explicit goal of governments virtually everywhere in Africa. In the last two decades economic development has also become a new religion in the ‘new states’ of the Third World. This religion has attracted a number of high priests with a range of distinguished institutional and professional associations: international experts, institutional and commercial consultants, development economists, and a variety of social scientists, including applied anthropologists.


Social Mobility Incentive Structure Achievement Motivation African Society Small Businessman 
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