Development objective


Intended impact contributing to physical, financial, institutional, social, environmental, or other benefits to a society, community, or group of people via one or more development interventions.

example of use

This is now questioned and, in addition, the ongoing process of privatization (and in particular the proliferation of private national and international providers) has enhanced the need for national governments to check on minimum levels of quality, even if only to protect national consumers and make sure that the higher education provision relates to national development objectives in one way or another (Martin and Stella, 2007: 42).