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 …

Structural Adjustment Programmes

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

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 …

Poverty

The concept of poverty is plagued by a conceptual complexity that can be best described as a series of fault lines. These are: Individual or household measures- Early measurement of …

Population

Before the industrial revolution population growth was held in check by high mortality rates, which were accompanying high birth rates. The source of high mortality rates in a classical Malthusian …

Co-operatives and Development

Cooperatives are voluntary organizations that are democratically controlled by members. Cooperatives are also patronized and controlled by their owners and hence the term “owner user” and ‘owner controller’. The concept …

Regional Integration

Regional integration refers to the process by which states within a particular region increase their level of interaction with regard to economic, security, political, and also social and cultural issues. …

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 …

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 …