The objective of this course is to familiarize the students about the basic tenants of social development, its characteristics, principles, policies, programs and strategies. Upon the completion of this course the students will be able to work in the field of social development and social sectors.
- Introduction: concept, nature, concept, significance of social development and its issues and challenges, social development and social change.
- Historical perspective of social development, philosophical schools of social development – capitalist and socialist, differences between development and social development.
- Policies of social development: roles of the state in social development, welfare state and promotion of social development; social equity and social justice; human rights and social development; social development policies in Nepal.
- Social Development strategies: Social development and capacity building, human capital formation for social development; youth development, social security. Senior citizen, child development, health, education and sanitation programs for social development.
- Contemporary Issues in social development: stake holder’s participation in social development, poverty reduction and social development issues, inclusiveness and social development.
Pieterse, Jan Nadevreen (2010). Development Theory. New Delhi: Sage (Chapter on social development
National Human Rights Commission (2011). Indicators for Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Nepal. Lalitpur: NHRC
National Planning Commission (2010). Three Year Interim Plan (2067/68- 2069/070) Kathmandu: NPC
National Planning Commission & United Nations Development Program (2010). Millennium Development Goals Need Assessment for Nepal, Kathmandu: National Planning Commission