This volume presents a panaromic view of Social Development Perspective by a team of internationally recognized specialists. The first part of the book gives a board spectrum? of the concept of social development the paths of basic needs and institutional change approaches to social development, the shift from charity to development and the different models of development. The second part of the book deals with the importance of manpower needed to make social development programmes result oriented and the crucial role of youth, women and people's Cooperation in making social development projects successful. The interrelatedness between the objectives of social work are presented in the third part. It also examines the courses in social development in some countries and poses the major challenge before social work profession in getting ready for wider and fuller involvement in social development.