Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Ali Al-Dahir; Hye-Jeong Kang and Nicholas Bisley , pp. 76. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2009.

The work

Författare / Author: Ali Al-Dahir, Hye-Jeong Kang and Nicholas Bisley
Titel / Title: A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Community Development in the Developing World
Abstrakt Abstract:

There is an overall consensus that the poor governance and corruption plaguing many developing nations are main inhibitors to progress. These inhibitors also lead to the overwhelming feelings of desperation, apathy, and determinism. International development assistance programs utilizing capacity building have been created to deal with sustainable development issues in the developing world. Often these programs are fragmented and address results, not the causes, of problems. This study assesses how existing community development approaches could be aided through a strategic sustainable development perspective. A majority of the research involved creation of a holistic innovative community development approach, which encourages transformational change and effective leadership, and comparison of that to an existing community development approach. Strengths and limitations were observed through this comparison and generic recommendations were created to support current approaches. The study found that existing development assistance strategies are effective at building capacity and helping communities, but encompassing a more holistic perspective could align planning and decision-making with socio-ecological sustainability and thereby support mid- and long-term progress.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: capacity building, community development, developing nations, transformational change, governance mechanisms, socio-ecological sustainability, strategic sustainable development

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/05/2009
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Merlina Missimer
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

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