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Social Development And Why it is Important

Social Development

Social Development explains structural and qualitative changes in the overall society and its people so that they can gain maximum potentiality.

Society is all about the people living there with general norms and culture which is based on their moral consensus and Development means improvement and bringing a change for good.

What is Social Development

Social Development stands for making the people living the society the main objective and keep them in the center of attraction in any change in the society or development.

What is Social Development

This means the purpose of the development should not be dominated and only concerned about people of any single class, race, position, power, or religion. Development was judged by the economic conditions and only socio-economic was the only matter of concern in the beginning.

But now the importance of social development is very much evident to the world and it is also a matter of big concern for almost everyone now. Social development gives opportunities and equal rights to utilize the opportunities to conquer their dreams without any barriers to discrimination.

Social Development for Whom

Social development is also a voice of vulnerable, powerless, poor, and resilient society that tries to make everyone’s life better including these people. Poverty and less power may not be the reason for their lagging behind. The government is seen mostly accountable for the facilities and opportunities they get or they do not get.

But when we want to develop our society but besides government, NGOs(non-government organizations) and private organizations also work for social development. The opportunities and be self-sufficient and learn newer skills to develop themselves. In the past, it was only believed that social development means the growth of the family system in the closed environment but now the policies of development are for all the people in the society and environment.

Social Development for Whom
Social Development for Whom

Though everyone is a part of development social development is the means to reach the marginal people with all Education has explored newer styles and policies to improve the life of people, making them eligible and skilled .a well-established thought was that social development is only possible by enriching the economic sector only but only socio-economic development is not enough to ensure the improvement the life quality of people in the society. It is the key to the betterment of the citizens.

If the policymaker will not be aware of all the people of the social context then the poor will be poor and the rich will dominant. Even the least developed countries like Bangladesh, India, Nepal will find it difficult to raise the living standards of the citizens. So the very clear intention here is to make the life of the citizens better and skilled them so that they can be productive and it is also the motive of social development to make the betterment of society, make the people self-sufficient and productive.

Background in Brief 

Development should be planned or it’s a subject to thought about, this concept came after the 1990s when neoliberalism was introduced. World poverty report, 1990 by the world bank, human development report by United Nations, etc. made it very visible that poverty, the living standard of people should be upgraded by removing poverty, the life standard should be increased, the health of people should get attention and thus the concept of betterment named Development started its journey and it is an ongoing process till now. In this journey of development gets many models like 5 stage growth model, dependency theory, modernization theory, etc. and many countries get many models to follow to develop their nation and be self-sufficient as a country, some model fails and some helps many countries to shine.

From Where it Started

In 1995 in the Social Development Summit – United Nation decided to declare a set of goals for development to give the development a framework based on the need of the population which started with 8goals like-poverty removal, child and maternal health, literacy rate, childbirth rate, etc. titled Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) and it was the time when social development get the attention and spread worldwide with the motive of building a social life where people can lead a peaceful life with each other It established the coexistence of people, relations between countries established.

Equality of People in Social Development

Many countries following these frameworks upgraded themselves. Even Bangladesh get awarded for fulfilling goal number four and also helped Bangladesh to raise the lifestyle of people. It helps to ensure opportunities and rights not to the marginal and poor people only rather it is for everyone to get the same facilities.

After that in 2015 the set of goals were established centering more concern about society and people and also about the environment and came up with new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which is more elaborated and focused to even more issues of the society like -hygiene, climate, water, etc. consisting 17 goals. It targeted that up to 2030 it will help the countries in the world to meet up with the social need of the people and the environment which important to live sound with more detailing and open the ways of opportunities more. Now govt, NGOs, civil societies, private organizations have also seen into this matter trying to achieve the goals and contribute to social development.

Why is it Important

In the case of any country, the development is dependent on its citizens. Unless a country can ensure proper education with newer technologies and styles for all the students of that country won’t be capable and productive, which indicates that the population will be a burden that was supposed to be assets of the nation. However, a health sector of a country ensures a healthy life for its citizens, child care, increases birth rates and longevity of people. So if the people of the society is fit it can perform well for the country.

Importance of Social Development

The economy of a country is very much dependent on industrialization and social development even help it by providing eligible and fit employments. Bangladesh is showed an outstanding performance in dealing with poverty and child mortality along with mother health trying to meet the MDGs and it is an example that social development does not only help the marginal people rather it ensuring equal rights to everyone can lead even a country to be self-sufficient as a country not being mere a poor and country and seek for help instead it can help itself by socially developed the population. That’s why it is needless to talk about its importance because it can not be described in words.

Leads to Social Coherence 

Discriminations, Inequality, favoritism, lobbing, discrimination, etc. take away the chances from the deserving’s, and also a lot of people didn’t even get the chance to at least prove their abilities. But social development talks about equality-rights of education, employment, health, society and it gives each people of the society to make them capable enough, cherish their dreams and being productive. But if it did not happen then inequality, discrimination will increase in society, young and unemployed generation can be misguided.

Social Coherence

Discriminations, Inequality, favoritism, lobbing, discrimination, etc. take away the chances from the deserving’s, and also a lot of people didn’t even get the chance to at least prove their abilities. But social development talks about equality-rights of education, employment, health, society and it gives each people of the society to make them capable enough, cherish their dreams and being productive. But if it did not happen then inequality, discrimination will increase in society, young and unemployed generation can be misguided.

Even inequality in the income range is not good for the economy of the country as well. If the people of the society can get a standard life with equal opportunities then only people can live peacefully otherwise jealousy, need, business will only create chaos and hamper the peace of the society. That’s why social development is very important to ensure social coherence and remove discrimination and stop the violence.

Social Development and Children 

The development of a personality started in childhood. Social development helps a child to learn how to properly interact with people, learn language skills. Social development ensures equal opportunities of studies from school w ch also the quality and the concept of discrimination in names of gender, religion, caste, etc. can not reach their mind.

Social interaction helps them to improve their communication skills, it also teaches them established self-esteem. Also interaction with other children making friends help them to improve their language skills, learn newer things, learn the right attitude of socialization and it will also give them the confidence to identify their own personality and being confident about it.

Social Development and Children
Social Development and Children

They also learn to handle different situations, how to ignore chaos and clash, and learn positive attitudes from school and friends with the help of social development and parents can also help them by doing the social practices as a child learn most of the things at home seeing their parents.

A child learns by some senses like feeling, observing, hearing, smell, and taste in their home and outside. When they play in the playground they learn rules and regulations, discipline, and also how to respect and obey the rules. They also learn the difference between right and wrong. Playing in the playground helps them to socialize and showing respect to each other’s thoughts and cooperation.

Conclusion

In every creation and situation, there is hope for improvement. Development is a process of making improvements and changes for the better. Social development so is the development that is done for the well being of the people, society, and environment. Though people used to miss understood development measures by only the means of the economy now they realized that without thinking about the citizens only economic growth of a certain portion won’t help. And that’s how the journey of social development started since the MDGs from setting a framework now in every spear of life.

Governments, NGOs, private organizations, etc. are mainly concern about it and try to ensure social development everywhere in education, employment, organizations, innovations, etc, and make the population productive so that they can perfectly utilize the resources of the country and be self-sufficient.

Now the question is who will do this? It takes us to the motive of social development which stands for giving everyone all the opportunities and rights to even the marginal and poor. But it is an important thing to notify that social development stands for not all giving opportunities to the poor.

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