Home
Share Your Story
Brochure
About RAGM
Conferences
Join Us
Our Publications
Microcredit Publications
Subscribe
Board of Directors
Project & Field Journaling
RAGM Bylaws
Contact Us
Global Publications
2018 Insight Trip to Honduras15 days ago
Empowering Entrepreneures In Your Community23 days ago
Insight Trip - Anthony's Perspective43 days ago
Trip Insights from Debbie Barry43 days ago
More
Microcredit
2018 Insight Trip to Honduras15 days ago
Trip Insights from Debbie Barry43 days ago
New Dawn Trust Group - Honduras72 days ago
Annual Report 2016 - Opportunity International Canada138 days ago
June 2017 Update on HECD166 days ago
More
Visit us on Facebook
Econ & Community Dev. A plan from RI
Category: Microcredit | By SDR, 4-Jun-2017 | Viewed 370  Comments 0 | Source My Rotary
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

549_617075761.JPG
Economic and Community Development - notes from RI

Economic and community development is one of Rotary's six areas of focus. Unemployment, underemployment, lack of economic opportunity, lack of appropriate training, and the absence of social safety nets lie at the core of poverty. For the poor, labor is often the only asset available to improve well-being. Creating productive employment opportunities is essential for reducing poverty and achieving sustainable economic and social development, and for providing income security and empowerment especially for women, people with disabilities, youth, and the extremely poor.

Extreme global poverty has decreased considerably in the past three decades. In 1981, more than half of the people in the developing world lived on less than $1.25 a day. This rate dropped dramatically to 21% in 2010. But 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty. To help end extreme poverty by 2030, Rotarians need to identify the poor and empower them to make meaningful change and promote their own priorities.19 Adopt-a-village projects address extreme poverty holistically in communities that lack the resources to meet basic human needs. With active involvement from the community, these projects invest in the leadership skills of community members in one location to implement a multifaceted but coordinated strategy in that community. The ultimate project goal is to increase self-sufficiency of individuals and families and help them revitalize their community by alleviating extreme poverty.

549_153154320.JPG
Economic and Community Development - Needs Assessment

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PLANNING A PROJECT

Successful agricultural projects result from thorough community assessments and lead to increased and more secure income from agriculture. Community involvement is crucial for sustainable change. Concerted efforts to change the behavior of large numbers of farmers can be essential. If the project creates demonstration plots and a targeted train the-trainer program, then clear implementation and monitoring plans should be designed.
549_358354515.JPG
Rotary Community Corps Groups



Greater long-term sustainability will be achieved by involving all stakeholders and using a combination of the appropriate interventions. Whatever the solutions may be, avoid stand-alone equipment or infrastructure proposals, or equipment that can't be purchased or repaired locally. Local capacity development and community involvement in the project design, implementation, and evaluation are key to sustainably increasing farmers' incomes.


549_580725934.JPG
Resource information


The foregoing extract comes from an Rotary International article:

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT STRATEGIES
https://my.rotary.org/en/document/economic-and-community-development-project-strategies
File Name: 619_economic_community_development_project_strategies_en.pdf

Published by BethS on 18-Mar-2016 5:03 pm

Comments
To post a comment, you must be a member and Login.
This blog represents the opinion of the writer only. It does not necessarily represent the view or opinion of this organisation. We make no warranty of the accuracy, validity, or source of the content on this web page or any of the blogs presented on this web site. Similarly, the comments to blogs on this web site and this page do not necessarily represent the view or opinion of this organisation.
Login
Categories
Conflict
Education
Events
Food
Healthcare
Literacy
Microcredit
News
Other
Population
Rotaract
Service Projects
Social Development
Water
Top Writers
RAGM
RotaryGlobal
RFPD
CMC-2011
SDR
Editor
Steve
VMC-2011
Hayley
BChinnery
© Design Copyright 2017 Mindstream Media.