You may have already listed some of the common words: development, empowerment, economics, growth, financial, political, management, progress, poverty, sustainability, political, and social. These are some of the most popular and widely used terms around the world. But what exactly is development? Is it possible to develop a society that will have an equal opportunity for all? What can we do to bring development to everyone?
The term development refers to the gradual process of creating a society and economy that is capable of meeting the needs of people in the future. In order to move forward and achieve development, various approaches are used. Some of these include natural resource management, value-based allocation, sustainable development and quality development. All of these are designed to improve the quality of life for people in a particular community or country while simultaneously promoting economic growth. By achieving sustainable development and economic growth at the same time, this process can create a positive impact on the people who live in that community or country.
One example of the above mentioned processes is natural resources management. This involves the utilization and recycling of natural resources to create economic growth. It also involves the conservation and restoration of natural resources. For instance, by conserving natural resources such as water, it is possible to prevent the deterioration of aquatic systems and to promote a healthier environment for human development. On the other hand, by promoting a higher level of adult literacy, it is possible to improve the quality of life for all as well as for future generations.
Another example is value-based allocation. By properly identifying value and meaning of different natural resources, it is possible to ensure that they are utilized in a manner that promotes the well-being of human development and economic growth. One way in which this is done is through sustainable use. A successful and sustainable use of natural resources requires a good assessment of how their use enhances or does not enhance the environment. This is a concept that is often used in natural resource planning and development.
The third development theory, ‘growth strategy’, relates the process of economic development to the strategies that are necessary to realize sustainable development. It suggests that the economic growth that is achieved is directly proportional to the efforts put into the development of domestic product. Domestic product is defined as the quality of a product or service that is appropriate to the local environment. A successful development strategy should take into consideration the creation of domestic quality products that are appropriate to the environment and that contribute to the overall well-being of the people in the communities where they are produced. It is through this domestic product that the actual economic growth occurs.
The last development theory, the fourth, relates the processes of development to the capacity of local governments and institutions in carrying out these activities. It also examines the extent to which these activities can affect the sustainability of the environment given country. For instance, it notes that economic development can be negatively affected by governmental over-use of natural resources, by the lack of political will to sustainably use natural resources, and by environmental pollution. By observing these four processes, the ability of a country to realize sustainable development is demonstrated.