The Design of Integrated Community Development Model for Enhancing Service Delivery in Community Development Practices in Nigeria

Apuega R. Arikawei, Esuefieni J. Etigbamo
2015 Journal of Educational and Social Research  
The practice of community development saw the emergence of different conceptual approaches employed as techniques in tackling the underdevelopment of rural communities. Although, the integrated community development approach appear to be the most acceptable due to its holistic and comprehensive framework. However, the approach lacks an acceptable model to integrate the various elements for effective operations. This paper examined the integrated community development (ICD) model as an
more » ... framework for the implementation of community development programmes and activities in the field of community development. The model adopted the interpretative framework methodology as an effective device in explaining the input, output and feedback mechanism of the systems approach. It recommended the use of the model in bringing to bear; a practical operations in the implementation of programmes and activities required to bring about development in the rural areas.
doi:10.5901/jesr.2015.v5n2p41 fatcat:rcasnwwhvjcvfi336ltr5jrpcy