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THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SMALL PROJECTS IN AL-HASAKA PROVINCE, SYRIA

Mohannad Alobid, Szűcs István and Muhamad Zeed
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Mohannad Alobid: Faculty of Economic and Business, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Szűcs István: Faculty of Economic and Business, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Muhamad Zeed: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Alfurat,Syria

CrossCultural Management Journal, 2019, issue 1, 45-55

Abstract: The study highlights the socio-economic impact of the rural development projects that were carried out in the North-Eastern region of Syria among the local population. This analysis aims to evaluate several aspects: the personal characteristics of the beneficiaries; the activities created by the rural development project; the constraints faced by the beneficiaries, which limited their activities and profit within the rural development project, and their solutions to these limitations. The survey found that 43.3% of the beneficiary respondents are middle-aged, 47% can read and write and 35.3% have an educational qualification. Furthermore, 43.5% of beneficiaries are medium land holders and 62.8% own the land they cultivate themselves. Regarding the development training, 44.7% of beneficiaries attended development training, while 48.2% received vocational training. 76.5% of the projects are ongoing, and 98.8% of the evaluation of the respondents’ project was successful. Concerning marketing the mushroom production, 78.3% had difficulties with marketing their production and 90.5% suggested help was needed with marketing mushrooms.

Keywords: Socio-economic Impacts; Beneficiaries; Rural Development Project (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A13 A20 Q13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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