Guidelines and tools for management of basic development needs
AbstractWHO's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is actively promoting among its Member States community-based initiatives such as the Basic Development Needs (BDN) approach. The goal of this approach is to create supportive political, physical and economic policies and plans for communities that will result in better health outcomes through having positive impact on the overall quality of life. This strategy is consistent with the highest priority given to this area of work on the agenda of most international development agencies and with the Millennium Development Goals. To facilitate the process of BDN planning and implementation, a set of user-friendly guidelines and ten tools have been developed. The tools cover the full range of technical administrative aspects from planning through to programme evaluation. The document addresses some of the most frequently asked and important questions concerning the two phases of BDN implementation in a country, and also contains strategies for effective promotion of the BDN approach during these phases. The first phase concerns the development of BDN model area/s as a strategy to promote national ownership. The second phase involves BDN expansion on a wide scale. Target users include government authorities, community representatives, WHO and other international agencies and NGOs.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (2002). Guidelines and tools for management of basic development needs. World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/200728
Gov't Doc #WHO-EM/CBI/004/E/G
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