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In rural development, political policies do not necessarily match project beneficiaries’ needs and goals. One reason is the rural people’s lack of political power to influence policy decisions that affect their livelihoods. If rural development is to benefit these people, upward influence in policy decisions should go hand in hand with development policies. Ideally, both government agents and politicians should commit themselves to support the people’s agenda, and any government intervention should reflect political response to grassroots demands.

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10.1080/0961452951000157324

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