This paper springs from Discussion Paper No. 6 in the GDI Agricultural Administration Unit Network series, which
was entitled 'A Hard Look at Directing Benefits to the Poor and at Participation'. Comments on this paper were requested and more than 20 considered comments were
received, some raising new issues, some amending or questioning the existing text.
This new Occasional Paper is aimed at sharing these comments with Network members, but in a form which will also be intelligible to new readers.
The paper is structured by listing and considering what modifications would have to be made to commonly existing policies, structures, attitudes and administrative arrangements if development of the poorer rural sections is to be achieved on any considerable scale. It does, therefore, assume that change is desirable, and the emphasis is on its nature and practicability.