MDG’s and the Post WW2 Development Project

Development and globalization are terms that came into existence after the catastrophe and devastation of the Second World War. Development was used to refer to the western ideology toward the relationship between the industrialised world and the third world. Since it was created during the period of decolonization, it encompassed the ways of utilizing the resources of third world countries through a system that would see the third world achieve some economic and political progress. The millennium development goals (MDG’s) represent the consolidation of development and globalization that set the benchmarks for progress in economic, social and political areas. Therefore, there is no doubt that the post-WW2 development project is best exemplified by the millennium development goals (MDG’s) which not only symbolize the economic, political and social agenda but also an outline towards a fresh era. The history of development since the conclusion of the Cold War offers grounds for optimism that MDG’s are progressing because after the collapse of the USSR, there has been no considerable resistance to the pan-European development design of third world states, particularly concerning the attainment of the MDG’s. … e conclusion of the cold war and subsequent debacle of the communist giant paved way for the attainment of MDG’s by developing countries (Biccuum 2011, 1331-1346). When discussing the progress status of MDG’s it is appropriate to consider that this development concept was derived from the pan-European agenda for the world after the fall of colonialism immediately after the Second World War, and that it was derailed as a result of the fierce ideological and political battles between the USSR and US, which were the essence of the cold war. There is optimism that MDG’s are progressing in spite of several setbacks of the western approach to politics, economics and society. a) To what extent do you agree that MDG’s are the most useful definition of the post-WW2 development project? MDG’s effectively epitomize the most constructive description of the development of the post-second world war period owing to the vastness of the parameters envisaged in the framework along with the pan-European interest. Though universal in context, the constituents of the MDG’s were conceived by considering the aspects of globalization and development. As a result, the development framework envisaged after the conclusion of the war is perfectly represented by the MDG’s. Basically, globalization was the perspective of the pan-European world throughout the colonial period relating to economic expansion in the entire world. Development was established on tangible actions developed by Europeans to utilize and earn profit from the reserves of the non-European countries. There were several assumptions in this perspective: Non-Europeans would not be capable or possibly even eager to develop their reserves without the vigorous interruption of the pan-European world. But such growth