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Human development is the study of how people develop on physical, intellectual and social levels. It probes the different stages of life to better understand how people work. Development Studies is a dynamic area of study concerned social, political and economic change and the policy challenges they present. The major focus in Development Studies is on countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America that have remained poor relative to the industrialized parts of the world. However, many of the issues and policies facing poorer countries are global in scope and significance. Development Studies draws on a number of disciplines including geography, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology. However, among the process that concerns Development Studies include: social and economic change: impact of rapid economic growth: cultural impediments: poverty and inequality: the relationship between the developing and developed countries: the attempts by people and institutions to engage with, ignore or resists the process of transformation: including their struggles to modify or preserve their physical environment. According to Kothari (2005, 3) defined development studies is a open to varying and contesting interpretation is evident from ongoing discussions among those in relevant academic departments, institutions and associations.
Also, According Berma & Junaenah (2004, 43) state that Development studies is undoubtedly pertinent and relevant as it focuses on issues and problems of less developed countries in the post World War II.
The following are explained importance of Development studies to human development; Development studies provide with necessary knowledge and skills to engage in development problems and issues; Meaning the skills and knowledge are provided to overcome the problems that hinders human development for example we see in many developing countries there problems to be developed so through development study will be able to understand the source of the problem like if there is bad leadership or poor infrastructure it will result to poverty. Therefore through development studies knowledge we can overcome this problem like improving the infrastructure system such as roads, railways, electricity. Development studies introduce to students on factors that influence development in developing countries; meaning by studying development studies it will enable human as students to understand on factors that influence development that developing country like Tanzania should adopt such as political stability, good leadership, and gender equality between man and woman. Development studies reduces dependency of a country; development studies reduces dependency to developed countries because if the developing countries or poor countries will be developed it will eliminate dependency to developed nations because through development studies will bring knowledge to leaders on how to bring development without depending for example improving agricultural sector such as “KILIMO KWANZA” in Tanzania a developing country. Development studies give knowledge to understand different culture, language, economic and geographic; this is another significant of development studies where it enables man to understand the diversity of culture of different countries, also enables to understand different political system in different countries can be developed or developing countries, also understanding the geographic location of a country. However development studies guides people to know the economy structure if is high or low compare with other different countries. Development studies covers different theories and practice of development in developing countries; through development studies we can be able to know the diversity of theories and practice of development in stated development in human society as a process at the level of individual or group, it implies increased skills and capacity, greater freedom creativity, self discipline, responsibility and material well-being.
Development studies is important because its mission Is to promote peace and stability by maintaining economic growth, protect human health, provide emergency humanitarian assistance, increasing literacy, improve living standard of a human being and enhance democracy in developing countries. Therefore with the collaboration with different partners in development agency for example U.S Agency for International development (USAID) the mission will lead to a success.
Development studies is important to human development specially in improving capacity of building; meaning development studies strengthens local institution, transferring technical skills and promote appropriate policies where the government ensures all positioned staff are competent and qualified people for example is not enough to build university and educate the people there must be opportunities for university graduates to become future politicians and business leaders.
By concluding the importance of development studies to human development like seen above explain through different significant like reduction of dependency, factors that influence development, knowledge and skills. However development studies play the role in development because it develops lives of individuals without compromising the lives of future generation.

REFERENCE
Kothari, Uma. (Ed), (2005), A radical history of Development studies; Individual, institutions and ideologies. South Africa: David Philip
Madeline Bema & Juaenah Sulehan (2004), Being multi-disciplinary in development studies: Why and How. AKADEMIKA 64(January): 46-63. INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL WORK DAR ES SALAAM

COURSE: ORDINARY DIPLOMA OF SOCIAL WORK
SUBJECT: DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

CODE: 06205
LECTURER: Mr. PETER MGAWE
NATURE OF WORK: INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT

SUBMISSION DATE: 09TH /05/2013

STUDENT NAME: KRISTAS P DAWSON DSWA/T.2011/100

QUESTION
Explain the concept of Development studies and the importance to Human Development.…...

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