The global development framework for the coming years cannot ignore global inequality if it should constitute a relevant and legitimate set of development goals in a globalised world.▶
What do countries like Zimbabwe, Liberia and Afghanistan have in common? The answer is that they are all considered ‘fragile states’. Whether they like it or not, they are said to suffer from poor state capacity or the lack of political will to ca...▶
The European Report on Development is likely to bring only marginally new perspectives into the field of development, to kill whatever originality European research may have, and to be counterproductive to the attempts to shift the responsibility...▶
Lars Engberg-Pedersen got his MSc degree from Roskilde University in 1991 and his PhD from Copenhagen Business School in 1998. He was attached to the Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen, 1992-2000 working on poverty reduction, local organisations, natural resource management and decentralisation. He was International Director of Danish Association for International Cooperation (a major Danish NGO) 2000-2004 and worked on decentralisation as Principal Technical Advisor in the Ministry of Home Affairs in Burkina Faso 2004-2006. In 2007 he joined the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) where he works on different aspects of development cooperation.
His publications include: Endangering development: Politics, projects and environment in Burkina Faso, Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2003; In the name of the poor: Contesting political space for poverty reduction, edited together with Neil Webster, London: Zed Books, 2002; Fragile situations: Current debates and central dilemmas, with Louise Andersen and Finn Stepputat, Copenhagen: DIIS Report 2008:9; and The future of Danish foreign aid: The best of the second-best? In Danish Foreign Policy Yearbook 2009.