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
11 Dec 2018
The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has large deposits of natural resources, and its economy largely depends on these. With an immensely excessive public sector, management of oil and gas revenues is therefore crucial for the sustainability of Kurdish state-building. However, the...
5 Dec 2018
How can transboundary collaboration on conservation and the management of natural resources transform a zone of war into more peaceful coexistence? The case of Uganda-Rwanda-DR Congo holds some promise.
3 Jul 2018
- Ingrid Hjertaker
Increasing attention has been given to the way tax regimes affect women’s lives. Not only is capital flight now considered in a human rights perspective, taxation policies are also becoming relevant for gender equality issues and women’s rights.
Publications about development policy
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...
2018One common demand in the 2011 uprisings in the MENA region was the call for ‘freedom, dignity, and social justice.’ Citizens rallied against corruption and clientelism, which for many protesters were deeply linked to political tyranny. This book takes the phenomenon of the 2011 uprisings as a point...
Research projects about development policy
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
NUPI together with 18 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.