What is Community Development?
It does what it says on the tin! The concept means that the community takes the lead in its own development.
It involves processes where people from within the community respond to problems and needs that they have, and create solutions. Community development works in a way that empowers individuals and groups to work together and make collective decisions about the use of resources. Ultimately, the quality of community life will be improved and communities will have a voice.
Community Development Capacity Building Toolkit Sections