Cases & Frameworks

The first portion of the semester focused on the theoretical tools used in development studies and practice. The second half will focus on applying tools and analytical frameworks to development problems.

In the upcoming case studies, identify the root problem and the symptoms stemming from the root problem. Use  the theoretical and analytical frameworks presented in this class so far (or introduce a new framework) to create a development project.

Reading: chronic-poverty-meanings-and-analytical-frameworks

For Discussion: Select one of the Analytical Frameworks presented in the reading addressing poverty assessment, and design a strategy to identify and measure poverty. Review the charts and graphs as an example. What type of poverty will you assess and what factors will you use to identify and measure poverty? What is your unit of analysis? How will you account for different social groups (gender, age, etc.)?

Feel free to bring in additional research to justify your approach.

Begin with Health and Inequality