Write an Op-Ed piece on a specific global development issue
Write an Op-Ed piece on a specific global development issue. For this Op-Ed piece, you must assume the role of an activist i.e. the piece must be written from the point of view of a “development activist”.
For the piece, you are required to research a specific less developed country (LDC) with global development issues and discuss the country’s current and prevailing development challenges or problems.
The paper, which must address an issue that is related to one of the
course topics/themes (you can find the topics/themes at the end of the instructions), should first specify/identify the problem(s)/flaw(s) with current development strategies and policies or the lack thereof in the country in question.
Each write-up must also carefully present policy recommendations to remedy the situation, the reasoning behind them, and must include/provide an implementation plan.
*Look at the NY Times and Financial Times Op-Ed pieces as examples of how the Op-Ed piece should be written
– Comparative Development
– Income Distribution/Income inequality
– Population Growth and its effects
– Rural-Urban Migration
– Technology and Development
– Agriculture and Rural Development
– Human Capital
– Gender Bias
|Paper Type||Research paper|
|Number of Pages||4 Page(s)/1100 words|