Development Strategies - The Future of Fragile States?

Bo Clausen, Jeppe Østerholt Jensen, Tess Thurøe & Stefanie Møllegaard Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Taking a point of departure in a reflection on the future of fragile states, this project aims at proposing a theoretical framework for how to most effectively generate development in fragile states. The international development strategy of the Millennium Development Goals and the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States will be used as empirical data due to representing, respectively, a one-fits-all strategy to development and a ‘new deal’ on how to engage in fragile states before being able to engage in the one-fits-all strategy. Our analysis will highlight how the strategies correspond to our theoretical framework and by that account, what consequences it poses for the strategies’ compatibility. We will further discuss different parameters of compatibility that are essential to keep in mind when considering the two strategies and their relation to the future of fragile states. Ultimately, we will conclude that the two strategies are compatible to a certain degree, but face different challenges concerning goals, processes and actors.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2013
VejledereBodil Folke Frederiksen


  • MDG
  • Fragile States
  • Development
  • New Deal