The task for this assessment is to: Choose an official report of a Global Develo
The task for this assessment is to:
Choose an official report of a Global Development Agency and offer a critique of its assumptions, claims and prescriptions, by engaging with the critical concepts from Topics 3 to 5.
The report you choose is up to you.
Good places to start include the World Bank’s annual World Development Report, UN documents about the Sustainable Development Goals, or reports by development-focused NGOs such as Oxfam. Most official reports focus on specific themes – technology, education, poverty and so on – so consider selecting one that corresponds to your own interests, but please ensure it is within the broad field of Global Development, and relatively recent.
The aim of this essay is to demonstrate your understanding of how the critiques of Western modernity and capitalist development (see Topics 3 to 5) apply to contemporary Development theory and practice. As such, referring to the work of thinkers from these critical perspectives is a recommended strategy for improving your essay’s theoretical and critical sophistication.
Your essay must be 2,500 words (+/- 10%).