The Course will provide a general overview of persisting development challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries, and the shared global responsibility under the Agenda 2030 to reconcile conflicting economic, social, and ecological objectives. It will focus on the roles of and partnerships between various actors of development finance, such as government agencies, multilateral development banks, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and impact investors; and familiarize students with development finance instruments, such as budget aid, grants, loans, and blended finance mechanisms. The Course will address critical views on Aid Effectiveness as well as issues of Policy Coherence for Development in developed countries.
Requirements for one credit:
- Two 3-page essays: the first to be submitted on or before September 7, 2020 (15% of final grade); the second to be submitted on or before October 15, 2020 (15% of final grade);
- One 10-page paper to be submitted on or before December 10, 2020 (40% of final grade);
- Active participation in class discussions (30% of final grade);
- There will be no final exam.
Requirements for a second credit (optional):
- One-on-one online (video) presentation to professor of approx. 25 minutes
- Topic proposed by student in the field of Development Finance
- Time of presentation between November 1st and 25th, 2020 (the exact date to be determined by student and professor)
- Written outline and bibliography of presentation to be submitted to professor no later than two days prior to presentation
- Grading: pass/fail
|Course Areas of Practice|
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law