The Context; If Rural Development Is So Important, Why Is Not Happening; Formulating Country Strategies and Building Consensus; Improving the Existing Portfolio; Using the International Arena to Generate Greater Commitment; Areas of Concentration and Future Directions.
New Approach to Empowering Communities Needs Refinement
Author: Robert C. Summers
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
The Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community (EZ/EC) program was created by Congress in 1993 to help distressed communities develop comprehensive approaches for dealing with their social and economic problems. This report reviews selected aspects of this program: estimates the federal funding levels of this program over the 10-year life of the program; determines the status of the implementation of the program; identifies the difficulties that the communities have encountered in implementing their plans; and examines the Agriculture Dept's. oversight of the program. Charts and tables.