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Key Focus Area

Social Development

Social Development focuses on the need to put people first in development processes.

The Challenge

Poverty is more than low income.

Poverty is also about vulnerability, exclusion, and unaccountable institutions.

Social Development promotes social inclusion by empowering people, building cohesive and resilient societies, and making institutions accessible and accountable to citizens.

Working with communities, governments and the private sector, Social Development translates needs and opportunities into operations.

Empirical evidence and experience show that Social Development promotes economic development and leads to better interventions and a higher quality of life.