What is Development?

A Global Community Action Guide to Support Community Organizers

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“Often, governments, companies or development banks declare that big projects (such as roads, mines, hydropower dams, or modern buildings) are necessary for the development of the whole country. They often call these ‘development plans’ or ‘development projects’.

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But are these projects always good for people and the environment? Who is actually benefiting and who should decide what kinds of projects and policies are best for the future of our communities and our countries? Who has the right to say if what is being proposed is ‘development’? What happens if you disagree with a proposed plan or project? And, how do you find alternatives that support the development you want?”

— IAP’s Community Action Guide on What is Development?

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International Accountability Project works to defend the rights, land and livelihoods of people threatened by destructive development projects.

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