Module 2: International Development and Capacity Building

Broadly defined, international development refers to foreign governments, NGOs, or multinational organizations investing in developing countries with the intention of creating sustained improvement in quality of life. Local capacity building is the process through which this sustained improvement is carried out. Building local capacity involves supplying developing communities with the equipment, facilities, resources, skills, and knowledge to thrive in the long term.

In the realm of global health, there are several essential components of sustainable international development:

Partnerships

Investment

Empowerment

Growth

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