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Introducing key global development challenges
Introducing key global development challenges

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5 Final words and next steps

In this course, you have been introduced to four key development challenges – conflict, governance, justice and transformation. These are challenges that need to be faced when seeking to understand and potentially intervene in any global development process or context. You have undertaken an initial exploration of migration as a global development issue. Then you engaged with the four key challenges in relation to one particular context, that of increased migration to the Greek island of Lesvos. This particular setting has served as an example of how thinking in terms of the four challenges can help you to better understand the complexity and implications of development issues such as migration, as well as enabling you to ask new questions of what global development means or should mean.

You have now reached the end of this OpenLearn course. It has given you a flavour of what to expect from the module on which this course is based, DD871 Key challenges in global development [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . An exciting and innovative feature of this module is that it encourages and supports you in becoming an independent researcher. You will have the opportunity to select development issues of most interest to you, pursue your own inquiry questions, and make use of a range of learning resources and support in researching further and formulating your own conclusions.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course DD871 Key challenges in global development. You might also be interested in the related OpenLearn course, DD870 Introducing global development.