Complete 7 pages APA formatted article: Critically assess the following statement: Development policy, at least in the initial phase, must be urban-biased since labor productivity is significant greater in the urban sector compared to the rural. For a country to consider itself successful in its developmental policy there has to be someplace in which the process of developments begins and the best suited places are always urban areas. This essay critically analyses the statement “Development policy, at least in the initial phase, must be urban-biased since labor productivity is significant greater in the urban sector compared to the rural”. Likewise this essay will also critically analyze the statement that urban areas serving as regional centers leads to development of rural areas when development policy at the initial phase are developed in urban areas.
The urban biased theory which solely focuses on most developing countries always proposes that the development process in most third world countries are usually biased against the country side and the second is that the bias is brought about by the political structures present in these kinds of countries. The biasness towards urban areas as compared to rural areas is based on the fact that innovation processes can easily flow faster to other areas of a country when it starts from the urban centers. This is partially true because labor productivity present in urban areas allows for the provision of goods and services which can not be assessed in rural areas. Moreover, rural areas for example may lack the resources needed to accommodate these products and services because in instances of air transport, rural areas are always not in the position to provide major airports as they lack the customer based required to make this a reality. Likewise, this extends to other sectors like the hospital amongst others. Most doctors who are qualified in their vocation always prefer working in urban areas because of the goods and services which are availed by the large labor force present in urban areas (Paci, Serneels & World Bank., 2007).