Channelling capital, services, training, information and other inputs through the established traditional leaders of villages to benefit the whole of the communities. The assumption of this approach is that there is in every village a strong harmony of interests such that differences in the distribution of resources, skills and motivation can be ignored or easily overcome.
This approach was used extensively in India, starting from a pilot project at Mahewa in Etaweh District and developing into a part of India's national 5 year plans. From the initial pilot, blocks of 100 villages were incorporated into the project. Each group of 5 villages has a village level worker who is a liaison between village leadership and district level government schemes.
The established leadership is a stabilizing influence and their development will result in the development of the whole village.
The gap between traditional local land owners and the poor increases and the potential for violent conflict is enhanced.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.