Rural development can be a particularly difficult task, not least because a successful intervention requires input from a range of experts. The term means far more than building houses and roads, although both are central to the discussion. Rural development means providing access to health care, efficient and inclusive educational institutions, access to energy, peace and security, internet connectivity, access to financial and legal resources and much more.
To meet these challenges, one of the most effective strategy is to foster cooperation between public authorities and the private sector through Public Private Partnership (PPP). The government set the objectives, priorities and service standards for the project while the private sector provides the services through cost effective and innovative solutions. To ensure the success of this process it is critical to adopt a business approach rather than a charity one. Mobilizing the private sector, either as a funder or as an implementing partner will highly depend on the financial sustainability of the initiative and therefore on the development of a viable, coherent and sustainable business model for each project.
Our approach is to raise awareness about cross-cutting issues in rural areas to key stakeholders, build understanding and mobilize local and international actors alongside promoting the use of locally available renewable resources for isolated communities. This methodology is intended to lead to the development of income generating activities and enhanced local entrepreneurship therefore benefiting to a larger and more sustainable economic development.
At Howe International, we are specialists with experience working in difficult contexts, with isolated communities in several least developed and developing countries (Lao PDR, Nepal, Myanmar, Kenya, Uganda and Ecuador) and across the entire spectrum of rural development issues. We are the first to note that each community is unique in their culture, economic and political situation as well as their current access to opportunity and resources. That is why every intervention we establish is tailored to the specific needs of your community.
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