- Both the NRDP and NRDS have been developed through a wide consultative processes involving different Key Stakeholders
- The EMERS has been developed in consultation of the Regional Councils to gather, store and analyse data
National Rural Development Policy – Why?
- To guide rural development practitioners towards the adoption of efficient and effective, equitable and sustainable approaches
- To raise the rural development matter high on the national agenda
- To broaden public perception of the rural development issues
- Form the basis of a comprehensive rural development national strategy and action plan
Rural Development – what is it?
Rural development – why?
- Over 2/3 of the population lives in rural
- Huge imbalance between rural and urban areas
- Poorly developed infrastructural services
- High unemployment rate
- High poverty levels
- Less opportunities
- Less access to basic services: water, health, education, electricity, sanitation