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introduction to development: ideas and actors I

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Andrea Cornwall

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Transcript of introduction to development: ideas and actors I

What is development?
Introduction to Development
Progress?
Good change?
Social justice?
Equality?
Peace and security?
Good governance?
Human rights?
Economic growth?
Gender equality?
Health for all?
Sanitation & clean water?
Access to Education?
Sustainable livelihoods?
Neocolonialism?
Development
for what?
by whom?
for whom?
Have you ever given money to
a development charity?
A
C
B
Yes
No
Can't remember
What is the main development charity that you give money to?
A
C
B
Christian Aid
Oxfam
CARE
F
E
Medicins san Frontieres
Water Aid
I
K
Save the Children
J
D
Action Aid
PLAN Int.
H
G
Amnesty International
Comic Relief
Red Cross/Crescent
You have 10k to spend on development would you...
A
D
Send it to Oxfam
Become an Elefriend
E
B
Invest in Kiva
Drop $$$ over Africa in a Helicopter
C
Donate it to UN
F
Give to Ethiopian Government
L
Other
Development as an 'essentially contested concept'
Constantly under discussion
Lots of competing views and perspectives
Different views may be mutually exclusive
How 'development' is defined depends on location & perspective
Different disciplines may prioritise different issues
'Third World'
'Global South'
or everywhere there's injustice and poverty, including here?
Different definitions favour different kinds of actors and interventions
Visions for development often conflict
Free trade or fair trade?
Economic growth or social justice?
Universal free health care or improving market access?
NGOs
Can business be good for development?
Can celebrities save the world?
Rights or rescue?
Is aid always a good thing?
people's movements
development histories
Marketing poverty: how is 'development' represented?
traces
trajectories
Development Dilemmas
trends
Development
Actors

official agencies
the state
Username:
ideasandactors
Password:
chambers
www.ideasandactors.net

5. demonstrate basic literature and internet search skills to source “grey” materials on development issues
4. articulate their own perspectives on key development debates, including on the question of what “development” means

3. show a grasp of some of the key historical trajectories that have shaped contemporary development policy and practice
2. appreciate the diversity of perspectives, positions and actors that make up the field of “development”
1. demonstrate awareness of the principal approaches that co-exist within the development field
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