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?
News about development policy
21 Jan 2019
China is strengthening its position within international development finance and monetary cooperation.
Publications about development policy
2019The ownership discourse has profoundly altered the management of development aid. Nominally, it seeks to instil greater freedom as well as responsibilities among aid recipients. Revisiting two ethnographic studies (the World Bank–Uganda partnership and NGO relations in Ethiopia), this article shows how...
2018The chapter explores the partnership relation between the World Bank and Uganda from 2000 and onwards. It demonstrates how the notion of politics frames apolitical development discourses, and argues for how the formation of partnership entails specific tacit governance mechanisms that have been central...
Research projects about development policy
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
NUPI together with 40 partners from across the globe have established an international network to undertake research into the effectiveness of peace operations.
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2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)
HYRES studies the interaction between Islamist movements and the state in the cases of Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Mali, and is designed to answer the following question: Why do some Islamist groups pursue...
2016 - 2018 (Completed)
This project provides political economy analyses of eleven countries deemed important to Norwegian development cooperation.