Course Title: Community Development in Nepal

Course No.: RDS 561

Nature of the Course: Theory and Practical                    Period per Week: 3

Year: First                                                                            Time per Period: 1 hour

Semester: Second                                                                             Total Period: 48

Level: MA

Course Objective

This course aims to enable students to understand concept, process and strategies associated with community development in developing countries like Nepal. After completion of this course students can apply community development techniques and tools in the real field.

Course Contents                                                                                       LH

Unit II: Foundation                                                                                   16

2.1 Definitions and Imperatives of Community Development

2.2 Principles and Dimensions of Community Development

2.3 Major Theories of Community Development

2.4 Asset-Based Community Development

2.5 Social Capital and Community Building

2.6 Community Development Practice

Unit II: Cross-Cutting Issues in Community Development                        10

2.1 Strategic Planning

2.2 Workforce Training

2.3 Financial Institutions

2.4 Community based Organizations

2.5 Community Leadership Development

Unit III: Measuring Community Development                                          10

3.1 Introduction to Community Wellbeing

3.2 Community Development Assessments

3.3 Community Builder’s Approach: Theory of Change

3.4 Methods for Community Development Progress (Overview)

Unit IV: Community Based Organizations in Nepal                            12

4.1 History of Community Development

4.2 Pre-Unification, Unification and Rana Period

4.3 Planned Development Period (2007-2018)

4.4 Panchyat Period

4.5 After 1991- BOVO, PDDP, LGP, DLGSP

4.2 Development of Community – based Organizations in Nepal (CBOs): Indigenous and induced

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