An analysis of the system of the legal acts regulating the management of the development of the Lithuanian rural infrustructure
analyzed in this article. Over fifty strategic and legal acts were adopted to regulate the
management of the development of the rural infrastructure during the analyzed period of 1991–
A multi-stage methodology of the research was used in the analysis of the system of the
legal acts regulating the management of the development of rural infrastructure. A chronological
analysis of the strategic and general legal acts was conducted during the first stage of the
research while the second stage involved an analysis of the legal acts in the context of the
sustainable development. An analysis of the legal acts according to the fields of infrastructure
was conducted in the third stage of the research.
The following priorities for the renewal of the old and drafting of the new legal acts were
indicated during the research:
• a review and renewal of legal acts adopted until 2004;
• a social development dimension in the context of the sustainable rural development;
• according to the fields of infrastructure: the solution of the issues of dwelling and
• the improvement of the monitoring and productivity of the use of the EU structural
The results of the research are relevant to the formation of the rural infrastructure
development policy and for the drafting of the legal act adoption programmes.
Article in: English
Published on-line: 2008-03-10
Keyword(s): Management, rural development, infrastructure, industrial infrastructure, social infrastructure, legal acts, sustainable development
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