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A management plan for locally generated economic development in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Landre, M. Nel, Verna Joan en 2015-01-23T04:23:58Z 2015-01-23T04:23:58Z 1999-06 en
dc.identifier.citation Nel, Verna Joan (1999) A management plan for locally generated economic development in South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Local authorities in South Africa need to compile and implement local economic development plans. These plans are not only required by law as a component of integrated development plans, but also emanate from the pressing needs of many communities for development, job creation, and greater welfare and prosperity. A review of the historical and theoretical background reveals changing approaches and different theories to defend the actions taken. A critique of typical strategies and processes reveals that no one strategy or process can be universally applied, but that these should be adapted to the community's unique circumstances. Shortcomings and appropriate applications are indicated. The management plan presents a process to enable local authorities in partnership with the community to compile a plan for locally generated and directed development. This plan can, but need not, be a component of an integrated development plan and is thus compatible with integrated development planning and the formulation of local development objectives. The plan draws on a number of planning methodologies including urban planning, city marketing, strategic planning and neuro-linguistic programming approaches. Techniques from these and community development methodologies are included to guide the community through the process of creating a vision, analysis, goal setting, plan and strategy formulation, implementation and review. This management plan is designed as a generic process that can be applied to a variety of circumstances. The flexible nature of the process permits innovation and adaptations to local needs and other fields of planning. It also provides scope for further research on theories, methodologies and techniques.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 220 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Local economic development
dc.subject Endogenous development
dc.subject Management plan
dc.subject Local authority
dc.subject Integrated development plan
dc.subject Strategic planning
dc.subject Development strategy
dc.subject Community directed development
dc.subject Urban planning
dc.subject Planning methodology
dc.subject.ddc 338.968 en
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Economic conditions en
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Economic policy en
dc.title A management plan for locally generated economic development in South Africa en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Geography D.Phil. (Geography) en

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