Development Ethics

Ethics may be defined as the branch of knowledge concerned with moral principles. It deals with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character, the adherence to the code of behavior that is Read More …

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Structural Adjustment Programmes

Structural adjustment is a term used to describe the policy changes implemented the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. Structural Adjustment Programs generally implement “free market” programs and policy. These programs include internal changes (notably privatization and Read More …

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Concepts of Gender

Culture-The distinctive patterns of ideas, beliefs, and norms which characterize the way of life and relations of a society or group within a society Gender Analysis- The systematic gathering and examination of information on gender differences and social relations in Read More …

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Poverty

The concept of poverty is plagued a conceptual complexity that can be best described as a series of fault lines. These are: Individual or household measures- Early measurement of poverty (e.g. Rowntree) was at the household level, and Read More …

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Population

Before the industrial revolution population growth was held in check high mortality rates, which were accompanying high birth rates. The source of high mortality rates in a classical Malthusian perspective could have been the limitation in the amount of Read More …

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Co-operatives and Development

Cooperatives are voluntary organizations that are democratically controlled members. Cooperatives are also patronized and controlled their owners and hence the term “owner user” and ‘owner controller’. The concept of cooperatives has sometimes been misunderstood to the extent that Read More …

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Regional Integration

Regional integration refers to the process which states within a particular region increase their level of interaction with regard to economic, security, political, and also social and cultural issues. Regional integration arrangements are mainly the outcome of necessity felt Read More …

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National Sustainable Development Strategies

National development strategies over the last few years have identified strategic management as a new pattern of governance and policy making. Being strategic entails developing an underlying vision through consensual, effective and iterative process; and going on to set objectives, Read More …

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Participatory Development

The meaning of “participation” is often a rendition of the organizational culture defining it. Participation has been variously described as a means and an end, as essential within agencies as it is in the field and as an educational and Read More …

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Science and Technology and Development

Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment, while technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes Over the past Read More …

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