School of Behavioral Sciences; School of Divinity
Global Studies; Social Sciences
Poverty, Development, Humanitarian Relief, International
International and Area Studies | Social Work
Perry, Jaylyn, "Seven Factors that Influence the Effectiveness of International Development" (2018). Senior Honors Theses. 819.
This literature review analyzes the global issue of poverty and the various factors that are influencing the ability of nations to effectively achieve development. The many interpretations of what development is, as well as the categories and forms of poverty, are examined to show the scope of the issue. Seven factors: politics, economics, institutions, culture, geography, aid, and globalization are explored as to their impact on the effectiveness of development around the world. The review of the literature found that effective development is influenced by each one of these factors and it is necessary to consider them when planning and implementing development efforts internationally.