Rethinking international development

Alternative paradigms, practices and challenges


Debates on theories and practice of international development suggest that there have been serious challenges in ensuring aid effectiveness. Substantial investments made by ‘donor’ countries often fail to yield the intended development results.

This blog showcases the writings and group work of a class entitled Rethinking International Development at Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA)Students reflect on the paradigms of development, the challenges faced and constraints reproduced by aid structures and on what works in international development.

The course is taught by Raza Ahmad Rumi, visiting faculty at CIPA.

Views expressed by students are solely theirs and do not reflect CIPA or Cornell University’s policies.

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