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The Politics of International Aid in Low-Income Countries

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Course Name
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PUBPOL 724.01
The Politics of International Aid in Low-Income Countries
Pomerantz
MW 10:05-11:20 a.m.
Synopsis

This course will examine the evolving context, objectives, and results of international development aid in the post World War II period, with an emphasis on the period from the 1980s through today. It will review the track record of aid and lessons thus far, and the reform proposals for change currently under discussion in the international community. Attention will be focused on the principal stakeholders, their motivations and capacity, and the quality of interaction among the various players (governments, bilateral donors, multilateral institutions, and NGOs). It will also evaluate the results achieved and the prospects for future success. Special reference will be given to Africa, the center of much of the evolving debate surrounding aid effectiveness. The course is primarily a group discussion, with occasional mini-lectures, student presentations, debates, case studies, and a final simulation exercise. Instructor consent required.Special reference will be given to Africa, the center of much of the evolving debate surrounding aid effectiveness. The course is primarily a group discussion, with occasional mini-lectures, student presentations, debates, case studies, and a final simulation exercise. Instructor consent required. 

SEMESTER: Fall
YEAR: 2017
SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Public Financial Management Program - 2 Year
  • Public Financial Management Program - 1 Year
CREDITS: 3