is a long-term process to alleviate poverty through the sustainable improvement of the lives of individuals and communities. In order to be successful, development must include the involvement and participation of beneficiaries.
Traditionally, development activities have focused mainly on economic growth. Today, development activities have grown to encompass human development, issues of inequality and human rights. The focus is on the training and empowerment of local communities so that they are equipped to pursue development according to what they assess as the most needed.