About The Need Assessment
The study of human population and its dynamics is very important to planners particularly academics and politicians. It needs be stated that at the heart of demography is human population and its characteristics. It therefore presupposes that demography and successful human-living planning are inseparable.
Conducting a community needs assessment requires ample preparation and a dedicated focus for the results and the subsequent programme created to have genuine effects. It is in the light of this that this study was carried out with a view to assessing the community needs of the people of Lagos East Senatorial District, Lagos State.
One good way of providing a snapshot of local policy, systems, and environmental change strategies currently in place and which helps to identify areas for improvement is Community Needs Assessment.
Community needs assessment seeks to gather accurate information representative of the needs of a community. Assessments are performed prior to taking action and are used to determine current situations as well as identify issues for action, establishing the essential foundation for vital planning.
The process is an invaluable tool for involving the public in solving problems and developing goals.
A needs assessment can be an excellent way for the public to become involved and contribute to the outcome.View facilitated community projects