Area Development Projects, Poverty Reduction, New Architecture of Aid. Volume II Case Studies: CARERE/Seila, Cambodia. ANRS, Ethiopia. EEOA, Zambia
Roger Blench , Karin Ralsgård
This study looks at area development projects in a perspective of poverty reduction, sustainability and learning. It seeks to find out how some of the long-standing problems of the area development approach, such as targeting and integration of projects with existing policy frameworks and systems of administration, have been solved in three different projects. Formative in purpose, it also tries to identify how area development projects might be retooled to fulfil their mandates more successfully, and to exert stronger influence in an emerging system of aid built around national poverty reduction strategies and programme support. The projects selected for study were CARERE/Seila (Cambodia), EEOA (Zambia) and ANRS/SARDP (Ethiopia).