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Development & Knowledge Management

“Development is understood to be a process involving a broad palette of human factors, concerned with individual people living in very different conditions across the world. As such, development efforts are aimed at strengthening people’s abilities to respond to the challenges they encounter in their environment at individual, family, community and wider societal levels. It is a process of empowerment of marginalized people, which involves the transfer, development and leveraging of knowledge in such a way that they are better informed of their personal development possibilities and livelihood opportunities, and better equipped to capitalize on them. From this perspective, development initiatives can succeed only if there is a thorough understanding of the cultural and socio-economic environment of the intended beneficiaries: development depends to a large extent on how well knowledge of these factors is applied.” KBF Blog