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American Journal of Rural Development. 2015, 3(2), 34-40
DOI: 10.12691/ajrd-3-2-3
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Factors of Rural Development Driver in Southeastern Bangladesh

Mohammad Ismail Hossain1, , Mst. EsmatAra Begum2 and Eleni Papadopoulou3

1Department of Agribusiness and Marketing, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

2Senior Scientific officer, Agricultural Economics Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur

3Department of Spatial Planning and Development, School of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Pub. Date: August 14, 2015

Cite this paper:
Mohammad Ismail Hossain, Mst. EsmatAra Begum and Eleni Papadopoulou. Factors of Rural Development Driver in Southeastern Bangladesh. American Journal of Rural Development. 2015; 3(2):34-40. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-3-2-3

Abstract

The study examines the patterns and driving factors of rural development in the Bandarban district of Bangladesh and identifies leading and lagging communities in terms of rural development indicators. To achieve this objective, twenty nine rural communities were selected randomly and their weighted scores on selected infrastructural facilities were used to ascertain the pattern and driving force of rural development. The relative strength of the driving factors was determined by factor analysis. The results reveal a disparity in the spatial distribution of rural development facilities, with communities close to the district headquarter performing better. Factor analysis revealed that there are 5 underlying factors that account for 82.413% of the total variance which implies that achievement of spatially even rural development will require the adoption of an integrated government approach.

Keywords:
rural development rural communities rural infrastructure spatial patterns inequalities

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