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Local Development: The Simularia Integrated Rural Development Case

Richard Vengroff
Local Development: The Simularia Integrated Rural Development Case
ISBN: 978-1-56549-086-4
1998/24 pages
A Kumarian Press Book
8 1/2" x 11" format
"Public finance and international development courses are appropriate settings for Richard Vengroff's [simulation]. It is particularly attractive in that it focuses on the local level budgeting process (most literature is written from the national perspective)."—Richard W. Ryan, San Diego State University


Richard Vengroff's useful simulation allows students to experience the processes and demands involved in the management of local development projects.


Richard Vengroff is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Connecticut.


  • Simulation Instructions.
  • Description of the Simularia District and Country of Pedagogia.
  • Map of Pedagogia and Simularia.
  • The Project Budgetary Process in Simularia District.
  • Role Descriptions.
  • Memoranda.
  • Simularia Project Budget: Past Spending.
  • Simularia Budget Worksheet.
  • Post-Simulation Discussion Questions.