Social Development focuses on the need to “put people first” in development processes. Poor people’s voices tell us that poverty is more than low income—it is also about vulnerability, exclusion and isolation, unaccountable institutions, powerlessness, and exposure to violence.
Social Development promotes inclusion, cohesion, resilience, citizen security and accountability as the operational principles that define socially sustainable development. Empirical evidence and operational experience show that Social Development promotes better growth, better projects and better quality of life.
Incorporating social sustainability in development projects involves addressing a comprehensive range of social opportunities, risks, and impacts that will ensure their social sustainability.
Social Development includes the poor and excluded in the development process and translates the complex relationships between societies, states and communities into operations.
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015