International Development Conference 2019
What are the “Currents” in Development?
To dive into the ‘currents’ of development- that is, to explore the contemporary streams within international development- one must first understand the field’s active nature. In an ever-changing global landscape, development responses are continuously shaped by economic systems, political conflict, environmental crisis, sociocultural issues. We are not only witness to these changes on the development field, but also to the recurrence, resurgence, and exacerbation of these issues. Why are these issues continuing to recur? It is key to understand which ongoing development responses are working, and which are failing, and most importantly, why?