Drawing on empirical evidence from up to 2 countries discuss what have been the most significant obstacles to successful development interventions and how might these be overcome?
Extra instructions from tutor:
Please remember you will need to consider how you are defining ‘successful’ and make that clear in the essay – you may want to ask yourself ‘successful for who’ as this may shape your response in a particular direction. You may also want to think about the type of criteria used to determine if something is successful or not and include a discussion of this in your response but making it specific to the examples you have chosen.
Internet sources should be kept to max. of 2-3. They are considered as grey sources. Sources should be academic. Some sources such as the World Bank and IMF are acceptable, but not NGOs.
As you can see the essay topic asks for up to two countries, which means that it can be one country if need be. I would like one of the countries to be Bangladesh and one other developing country. Or if it’s just one country, then Bangladesh would be the country of choice.
The criteria for successful development intervention could be the Millennium Development Goals for example. In the case of Bangladesh for example, one of the most significant obstacles could be climate change. Plus some other obstacles like governance issues for example.
The essay should be maximum of 5,000 words including references.