Notes on a method of comprehensive planning in Tropical Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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There are a great number of planning techniques known in economic theory approaching the problems of planning from different starting points, moving at different levels of abstraction and sophistication and emphasizing different problems and questions, A country about to start planning will have to choose from among these the most suitable one. The choice of planning technique for practical application in individual countries depends on a number of considerations of which the most important ones are: (a) the economic arid social structure and most urgent development problems of that country, (b) the statistical information available and (c) planning experience in the past, the stage of planning reached and the quality and size of the agencies responsible for planning.