International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Traditional Development Theories have failed to Address the Needs of the majority of People at Grassroots Levels with Reference to GAD
Dr. Reem Abuiyada

A multitude of meanings is attached to the idea of development; the term is complex. It is a bout building active and sustainable communities based on social justice and mutual respect. It is about changing power structures to reduce barriers that prevent people from participating in the issues that affect their lives. Sometime the implementation of the development programs does not consider the real needs of the grassroots. This paper presents the relationship between development theories and the exact needs of the grassroots. It also devoted particular attention to gender and development as the women have little power at all the levels. They need to be more involved in non-domestic or public sector. For development to be effective there is a need of equity consideration between empowerment and growth.

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