Rural Development Program Goals

Rural Development Program Goals

Economic Development

  • 50 % increase in revenue
  • Ensuring specialization in at least one crop in the basin
  • Decrease in seasonal migration for work
  • Increase in the use of new agricultural technology


  • Provision of a sound sewage infrastructure
  • Provision of clean water for all households
  • Improvement of intra-village roads
  • Establishment of community spaces (village rooms)

Social Development


  • Increase in school enrollment
  • Increase in literacy ratios
  • Provision of early childhood education services
  • Increase in primary school graduation ratios and increased enrollment in secondary education


  • Decrease in prevalence of infectious diseases
  • Increase access to basic health services


  • Increase in youth entrepreneurship
  • Increase in participation of villagers in decision making processes
  • Improvement in intra-village communications and cooperation
  • Diversification in social life

Women’s Empowerment

  • Increase in women’s literacy
  • Increase in the rate of visits to the hospital during pregnancy
  • Increase in hospital delivery rates
  • Increase in the use of vaccination registration cards
  • Increase in the regular use of modern methods of birth control
  • Increase in women’s participation in decision making processes within the community
  • Increase in women’s self-employment

Environment and Protection of Natural Resources

  • Increase in awareness and protection of biodiversity and natural resources
  • Protection of pasturelands and preservation of the ecosystem in Kavar
  • Preservation of traditional and natural means of production
  • Increase in eco-friendly farming practices

Partnership and Collaboration

  • Doubling the project budget through public and third-party investment in Kavar
  • Increase in cooperation and partnership between Kavar community and the local government
  • Strengthening capacity of local institutions and government service providers
  • Facilitating the formation of a new community institution such as a cooperative
  • Strengthening the newly found cooperative to reach the level of self-sufficiency to inherit the development mission from the project

 Rural Policies

  • Establishment of an independent monitoring system for impact-evaluation
  • Creating dialogue on rural poverty and rural development among NGOs, governmental agencies and academia
  • Attracting the attention of the private sector to issues of rural development and rural poverty


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