Communities and Development

Before delving too deeply into the dimensions, determinants, and necessities of sustainable community development, we must first understand why communities are the most desirable constituents when it comes to designing and implementing development projects. How is “community” defined? What about small-scale, grassroots empowerment is more effective than the wide-ranging approaches of governments and multilateral agencies? Why are some communities, from a historical perspective, more developed than others? Can communities prevail in spite of structural deficiencies and inequalities? What does the future of community development look like?

This course is part of the Certificate in Community Development. Enroll in the Community Development Certificate Program Through Global Health University

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