Development policy concerns economic, political and social development in the South, and how such processes are affected by global and international conditions.
With our world becoming more and more integrated, development in any one country is increasingly influenced by international conditions. These may touch on everything from competition on the world market to power relations, development assistance and the dissemination of culture and technology. Understanding ‘development’ thus requires analysis of many different forms of interaction, conflict and cooperation across national borders – and this point is central to the study of development policy at NUPI. Relevant research topics include:
- What are the causes of poverty and inequality?
- Why do some states collapse?
- What are the consequences of development assistance?
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Publications about development policy
2017As Europe struggles with the repercussions of violent conflict in the Middle East, North Africa and the Sahel, including high numbers of refugees attempting to enter Europe, the issue of fragile states is pushed to the top of European policy agendas. There are calls to do more – military interventions...
Research projects about development policy
2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)
The concept of partnership is central to the organisation of international development aid. This project will study the concept of partnership in theory and practice.
The project is commissioned by the World Bank and seeks to better understand how the interplay between international actors and domestic political actors affects efforts to prevent violent conflict.
2016 - 2017 (Ongoing)
The project examines the geopolitical consequences of a large-scale transition to renewable energy, both in terms of the fading of old energy and geopolitical patterns and systems and the emergence of...