Delving into developmental effectiveness

For Immediate Release: February 23, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Diana Zoelle, associate professor of political science at Bloomsburg University, will deliver the second presentation in BU’s spring 2015 Institute for Culture and Society Lecture Series. Her lecture, “Global Partnership for Development Effectiveness: Paradigm Shift or Shifting Sands?” on Thursday, March 5, at 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 239, will look at a new model that brings together government, business and civil society to create programs that benefit the economies of developing countries and their people. 

Zoelle said developing countries have trusted advanced countries to model the ways to rise in the world, especially in economic terms. But countries, including the United States and United Kingdom, have imposed strict measures in order for developing countries to be eligible for loans through the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. She believes the economic crisis of 2007-08 constituted a betrayal of the trust developing countries had placed in the post-industrial countries’ ability to model economically sound behavior. A new system is needed, she said, based on “development as if all people mattered.”

To learn more about the ICS lecture series or this presentation, contact Nogin Chung, associate professor of art and art history, at 570-389-4352.

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