WHAT IS THE GRADUATING GROUP’S UNDERSTANDING ABOUT DEVELOPMENT?
Our group have defined development as follows;
It is about growth and advance for the betterment of an individual, a group, an organization or a nation.
DEVELOPMENT does not only involve economic growth, although that is crucial. it is also about human development and sustainable development.
Human Development describes the growth of humans throughout the lifespan, from conception to death. Human development seeks to understand and explain how and why people change throughout life. This includes all aspects of human growth, including physical, emotional, intellectual, social, perceptual, and personality development. By better understanding how and why people change and grow, we can then apply this knowledge to live up to their full potential. Human Development Indexes are used by the United Nations Development Program to rank countries according to its combined statistics of life expectancy (health), education, and income Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts: the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."
WHAT IS MY GROUP’S UNDERSTANDING OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES? Developed countries have post-industrial economies, meaning the service sector provides more wealth than the industrial sector. They are contrasted with developing countries, which are in the process of industrialization, or undeveloped countries, which are pre-industrial and almost entirely agrarian. The Philippines is still in the process of development.
There are still windows of opportunity for the country in the following aspects; Economy (industries and employment)
Provision of social services
Most developed countries gauge their development criteria for evaluating the degree of economic development thru gross domestic product (GDP), the per capita income, level of industrialization, amount of widespread infrastructure and general standard of living. The sustainability of their capacity to meet the demand of the population in terms of their Social Services like Health, Education and Employment
WHAT IS MY GROUP’S UNDERSTANDING OF SOME INDICATORS OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES? The United Nations Millennium Declaration is a commitment by world leaders of adjoining nations including the Philippines to develop and create an action plan in 2002 in attaining and achieving eight Millennium Development Goals. This MDGs are a set of specific and time-bound development goals committed by the governments to be achieved by 2015, suing 1990 data as baseline. The administration of President Benigno Aquino III expressed optimism on the plans of the new government, in achieving the goals by 2015. The eight goals are to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and women empowerment, reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat diseases; ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development. Of these goals, the UNDP report said that the government should improve its focus on reducing poverty, improving education and achieving maternal health. It should also focus on improving the performance of boys in basic education as well as on reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDs in the country as well. The Country has high probabilities of meeting the targets of reducing child mortality; promoting women empowerment, reversing the incidence of malaria and tuberculosis and providing access to sanitary facilities which according to the UNDP report has already been surpassed....
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