Evaluation Of Konya Province Mevlana Development Agency Rural Development Supports

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Name of Article : Evaluation Of Konya Province Mevlana Development Agency Rural Development Supports
Authors : Aykut ÖRS, Cennet OĞUZ
Date : 25.08.2014
Conference : 11. Ulusal Tarım Ekonomisi Kongresi (3-5 Eylül 2014, Samsun)
Host Instutition : Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Tarım Ekonomisi Bölümü
Page Numbers : 10
Abstract :

The main purpose of this study which is part of master thesis is to assess measures which will help to increase impact of rural development investment programs. According to Mevlana Development Agency’s Rural Development Financial Support Program specified objectives; study mean to evaluate program’s relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, sustainability and to suggest recommendations in light of the gained experiences. For this purpose by applying a survey to beneficiaries of

Mevlana Development Agency’s Rural Development Financial Support Program; problems, accrued during application of program, were determined. By revising success of program in accordance with the planned expectations, suggestions were developed for future programs. Within the context of program; 29 projects from Konya and 17 projects from Karaman, in total 46 projects, were supported. Population of research is supported projects from Konya. Complete counting method was used as a sampling method because of low number of projects and reaching information is easy. Survey data’s were evaluated in research findings section by using tables, charts, calculation of averages and p ercentages, chi-square tests. As a result of study, leading concern of beneficiaries is if the project selection was done fair or not. So it’s considered that project selections must be done in accordance with transparency, accountability and equality principles. In conclusion section, other findings and recommendations are presented.

Keywords : Konya, Rural Development, Financial Support Program, Mevlana Development Agency

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