Introduction

Community Development is a broad field that incorporates many different sectors and goals. In order to create a framework for executing the recommendations made in this document, it is necessary to have an understood and accepted idea of what community development is. It is also important to have that idea - and a framework for the execution of these recommendations - rooted in a set of common values and principles of good practice. 

This section of the document will establish these things: a clear understanding of community development, a set of common values and principles, as well as a framework for executing the goals indicated in this document.