Discussion Paper Overview This work is a critical review of the central concepts of development, equality, equity, sustainability, disadvantage, vulnerability and need as they pertain to the principle of ‘Do No Harm’ in interventions for Development. These concepts have often been misunderstood and misused such that those who are the recipients of policies, programs – interventions – for Development have become their victims (albeit unintended). As such, students will show their understanding of the principle of ‘Do No Harm’ as it manifests in interventions for Development.
In this assessment students are expected to show their capacity to critique literature. That is, in this assignment students must discuss the strengths, weaknesses and implications of the application of the central concepts within the field of Development.
This assignment is a critical reflection of the literature. Responses will be graded according to the extent of knowledge of the set readings and other literature on the topic; the capacity to develop a coherent, reasonable and logical argument; special attention will be given to student’s capacities to reflect upon their own thinking and identification of assumptions and engagement with historical and contemporary issues. Evidence of additional reading and quality of written expression is also taken into account. In summary, the examiner will aim to:
Concepts of development, equality, equity, sustainability, disadvantage and vulnerability within the context of human rights Holden, E., Linnerud, K., & Banister, D. (2016). The Imperatives of Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development.
Regeer, B. J., Hoes, A. C., van Amstel-van Saane, M., Caron-Flinterman, F. F., & Bunders, J. F. (2009). Six guiding principles for evaluating mode-2 strategies for sustainable development. American Journal of Evaluation, 30(4), 515-537.