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
10 Dec 2021
The technology-driven transformation of the media environment is changing politics worldwide. Yet everywhere is not the same. The digital revolution yields different results in different political contexts. This policy brief analyses digital media’s role in the political...
1 Mar 2021
It is no secret that the consequences of the pandemic we are now in the midst of, are enormous. But did you know that covid-19 may contribute to a reversal of the global work on women's rights? Or that it may lead to a dramatic decrease in peace operations?
16 Dec 2020
The Research Council of Norway awarded NUPI funding for five new research projects.
Publications about development policy
- Publication : Popular scientific article
: Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
: Policy Brief
2021The technology-driven transformation of the media environment is changing politics worldwide. Yet everywhere is not the same. The digital revolution yields different results in different political contexts. This policy brief analyses digital media’s role in the political crisis unfolding in Lebanon –...
Research projects about development policy
2021 - 2024 (Ongoing)
How is the political authority to tax established, exercised and maintained over time? State-building requires predictable income. Without a domestic revenue base, even core activities states are expected...
2021 - 2024 (Ongoing)
Private actors are increasingly operating in the name of development and in partnership with international development actors. This project (DEVINT) will explore the nexus of private actors and publicly...
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2021 - 2022 (Ongoing)
Norway has a seat in the UN Security Council in 2021 - 2022. Through this project we will facilitate meetings with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss important strategic issues.