Social development is defined as prioritizing human needs in the growth and progression of society. Social development also governs the norms and conventions that govern human interaction. The focus is on improving the lives of regular citizens, especially the poor, to make society a better place for everyone.
Social development means investing in people. It requires the removal of barriers so that all citizens can journey toward their dreams with confidence and dignity. It is about refusing to accept that people who live in poverty will always be poor. It is about helping people so they can move forward on their path to self-sufficiency. Social development works best when it influences social institutions. This can be done by creating a more inclusive society where everyone gets a say. Social cohesion ensures that a safe and peaceful environment is created for local communities. The role of social development can be evidenced by five measures: civic activism, clubs and associations, intergroup cohesion, interpersonal safety and trust and gender equality.
DCG has vast knowledge and expertise in projects focused on varying aspects of social development. Whether it be on implanting good governance practices within local governments or increasing public-private dialogues so that all stakeholders can be included prioritizing and accepting all people and their paths to self-sufficiency. DCG’s mission has always been to improve social inclusion within the communities and regions it works in. DCG has years of experience in investing in people through the countless trainings developed and implemented on various topics throughout the region.