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Unpacking local economic development: a case study from Nekemte Town and its hinterlands, Oromia, Ethiopia
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 21:20 authored by Walo, MT
Most agree that local economic development (LED) is a “bottom-up” development approach seeking to unleash the development potential of a locality. Nonetheless, focusing closely on the dynamics of specific localities, this can be criticized for being too local and overlooking extra-local links. This article explores the drivers of LED from the local economic actors’ perspectives in Nekemte town and its hinterlands, Oromia region, Ethiopia. The results clarify that LED is not only just “local”, but also an approach that links urban and rural areas, and thus, understanding rural–urban linkages is a prerequisite for a better understanding of the local economic development.
Publication titleInternational Journal of Public Administration
PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc.
Place of publicationUnited States
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