The Challenge In Designing Government Programs For CED
The often sorry record of government in community economic development has important lessons for future CED program designers. Ingrained socio-economic distress requires long-term, multidimensional action. Local people must have real authority in creating and directing the program, or customising it to local conditions. The success of RESO (Richard, 2004), New Dawn, and other outstanding CED organizations lies in their grasp of these fundamentals. Reading Greenwood (2000) in conjunction with this one is useful.