What I Understand From Term "Development"


From what I understand from the term, a developed country, it is the dividing
line between an advanced country and a developing country. It is generally
based on per capita income. Those with per capita incomes of less than one
fifth of the level of those in the US are considered \'undeveloped\'.
The definition is very similar to explanation of wealth and poverty. It also
suggests the balance of power between the two countries which are at different
stages of development.
This definition of development is not totally agreeable because it is
quitecommon for a country\'s national income to grow quite substantially without
benefiting the poor sections of the country as much as the rich. In fact further
development could elevate poverty. This approach emphasises development now
became a synonym for social improvement and could only be measured by the extent
to which the social objectives were achieved.
My personal definition of \'development\' is to include not only basic needs
but emotionalm spiritual and political needs as well.
Freedom in political sense is important, but freedom from ignorance, misery
and hatred will contribute to our spiritual needs.
Development is the multi dimentional process whereby societies improves their
living standard, reduce inequalities and abolish poverty among their members.
The state of development theory is not of a standard that enables us to make
generalised statements. IUt sounds very idelaistic. However the term
development just cannot be measures on statistics and incomes of the population.
It needs to be investigated whether the income i eequally distributed and
whether there is an availability of various services.

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