Development is ostensibly about ensuring the provision of basic material needs (food, clothing, shelter, health and education) and opportunities to live lives that are – in the words of Mahbub ul Haq – ‘long, healthy and creative’. Yet almost everything that development is understood to represent appears to be in question. A sense of crisis has emerged, prompted by changing circumstances in the Global North and South, the growing impact of global financial institutions, the changing nature of conflicts, intensifying environmental threats and ideological contestation that manifests in resistance against global capitalism in its neoliberal form. More than ever before, there is growing awareness that development demands a multidimensional, holistic approach. Researchers in this program work at the points of intersection between these complex tensions. Our work is framed through an examination of the relationship between the local and the global, macro and micro policies, endogenous and exogenous development, and relationships at the centre and the periphery. With more than a decade of research and policy experience across local, national and global settings, our researchers bring a critical, vibrant and applied dimension to development research.
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