Balanced Regional Progress in the Future

  • Francis A. Lees
  • Hugh C. Brooks


The Sudan may be characterised as consisting of a small number of semi-modern towns and cities surrounded by vast areas of rural traditionalism and backwardness. One of the major challenges for future progress in the Sudan lies in this geographical isolation of many of its communities. The territorial vastness of the Sudan and its widespread arid areas operate as constant barriers to integration of the more modernised communities.


Rural Development Urban Growth Political Development Modern Sector Integrate Rural Development 


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  • Hugh C. Brooks

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