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Evaluating the traditional village development approach to regional development in Malaysia: Penang Regional Development Authority (PERDA) experience and alternative approaches


Ngah, Kamarudin and Mustaffa, Jamaludin and Mohamed Sawal, Mohd Zool Hilmie and Zakaria, Zaherawati and Noordin, Nazni (2012) Evaluating the traditional village development approach to regional development in Malaysia: Penang Regional Development Authority (PERDA) experience and alternative approaches. In: IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications (ISBEIA), 23-26 Sept. 2012, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Abstract

The failure of the previous regional development policies, particularly the limited spillover effects, has encouraged a more integrated approach, to suit the characteristics and the needs of the developing countries based on agriculture.In connection with this, one of the integrated approaches known as the Traditional Village Development Approach is stressed for the regional development in Malaysia.The objective of this approach is to lessen the disproportionate gap between the urban and rural areas, and at the same time upgrade the villagers' standard of living. This strategy includes agricultural improvement through ownership changes and small farm consolidation into plantations, the development of non-economic activities and the changes in settlement structure and the establishment of the growth centres.The findings of the study showed that there is still some space for action that needs to be taken by PERDA in order to develop the standard of living of the rural population, particularly in identifying the priorities for the development and the overall development strategy. The most important thing is to ensure that the returns and a more optimum benefit are given to the population through a more comprehensive and collective participation in future research to ensure focus groups are well participated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Print ISBN: 978-1-4577-1632-4
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traditional, Village, Development, Regional, Local, Government.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Kamarudin Ngah
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2015 08:31
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2015 08:31
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/16551

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