11 Differences between community organization and Community development.
There are many similarities between a community
organization and community development. But for the theoretical purpose, it is possible to differentiate
community organization and community development.
) Community organization is a method of social
work but community development is a program
for a planned change.
Community organization emphasizes the processes,
but community development emphasizes the end
Community organizers are mostly social workers
and social change agents, But community
development personnel can be from other
professions including agricultural experts,
veterinary experts, and other technical experts
Community organization is not time-bound. It is
achieved step by step according to the pace of
the people. But community development is time-bound and time is specified for achieving the
In community organizations people’s participation
is important. But in community development
people’s development is important.
In community organization governments and
external agencies, assistances are not important
or needed. But in community development, external
assistance from the government or other agencies
is considered important.
Community organization is a method of social
work and this method is used in many fields. But unlike community organizations community
development is considered as a process, method,
program, and movement for planned change.
Community organization is used in all the fields
but community development is used mostly in
economic development and for the development
of living standards of the people.
In the community, organization planning is initiated
by the people through their participation. But in
community development planning is carried out
by an external agency mostly by the government.
In community organizations, people are organized
to solve their problems. But in community
development goals have to be achieved and for
that people are organized.
Community organization is universal to all
communities. But community development
programs differ from person to person depending
upon whether the area is rural, urban or tribal,
and other characteristics of the area.