A Changing Global Development Agenda?
What is new and different about development as it goes more global today? The 2030 (post-2015) agenda has underlined the global character of contemporary development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) apply to countries in all world regions, not just those of the global south. In addition, many development issues (climate change, health, migration, etc.) are increasingly framed as markedly global problems that need distinctly global responses. Global institutions and global policies are expected to figure prominently in providing those solutions. At the same time, global power shifts are introducing new state and non-state actors that recalibrate the dynamics of development politics. How does this wide-ranging globalisation affect research and practice of development?