Kimon Schneider: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022
|Name||Mr Kimon Schneider|
Professur für Entwicklungsökonomie
ETH Zürich, CLD B 5
|Telephone||+41 44 632 50 95|
|Department||Humanities, Social and Political Sciences|
|865-0001-00L||Socio-cultural Aspects of Development |
Only for MAS in Development and Cooperation.
|3 credits||3G||K. Schneider, M. Malefakis|
|Abstract||In this course, central development issues are discussed from a historical, sociological, and anthropological perspective. Themes such as decolonization, migration, gender, racism, religion and education are used to shed light on one's own Western ideas and critically reflect on their influence on the design of interventions in development cooperation.|
|Objective||The students will be able to|
- consider which social, cultural and psychological factors influence human action, and discuss their importance for development cooperation
- explain different conceptions of development in Western and non-Western cultures and indicate possible consequences for development projects
- display basic knowledge of selected topics on social and cultural development
|Content||Raising awareness on selected cultural and social aspects of development issues and their relevance for development cooperation (DC):|
- Importance of the concept of "culture" in DC
- Colonialism, decolonization and its consequences
- Promotion of education systems
- Role of religion in development interventions
- Migration - challenges and opportunities
- Cross-cutting issues in DC: gender and disability
- Art and peacebuilding
|865-0007-00L||History and Forms of International Development Cooperation |
Only for MAS in Development and Cooperation.
|3 credits||3G||K. Schneider|
|Abstract||This course presents the orgins and evolution of the International Development Cooperation during the last six decades und relates the changing paradigms to their political and socio-economic contexts. It looks at the different actors with their spefic roles, approaches and challenges from a Swiss as well as a global perspective.|
|Objective||The studenta are able to ...|
- analyse the evolution of the Internationel Development Cooperation, selected develpment theories and their practical application in the historic context
- describe the Swiss landscape of actors in Development Cooperation and its integration into the international community of donors.
- assess possible implications of the Agenda 2030 for the structure and practice of the international cooperation
|Content||- History of international Development Cooperation: beginnings, change of development theories over time |
- International eforts to increase sustainablility and aid effectiveness
- Swiss bilateral agencies for development: SDC and SECO
- Multilateral development banks: Bretton Woods Intitutions
- Non-governmental Organisations: Challenges today - in Switzerland and in partner countries
- Economy, private foundation and philanthropy: New actors with high aspirations
- Humanitarian Aid between intervention in crises, prevention and development tasks
|865-0008-00L||Policy Evaluation and Applied Statistics |
MAS ETH in Development and Cooperation students have priority for admission. Interested students can apply to be placed on the waiting list and will be informed about a possible admission by the program coordinators within the first week after the start of lectures.
|3 credits||2G||I. Günther, K. Harttgen, K. Schneider|
|Abstract||This course introduces students to key methods for quantitative policy impact evaluation and covers the different stages of the research process. Acquired skills are applied in a self-selected project applying experimental methods. Students also learn how to perform simple statistical analyses with the statistical Software R.|
- know strategies to test causal hypotheses using experimental methods and regression analysis.
- are able to formulate and implement a research design for a particular policy question and a particular type of data.
- are able to critically read and assess published studies on policy evaluation.
- are able to use the statistical software R for data analysis.
- can apply all the steps involved in a policy impact evaluation.
|Content||Policy impact evaluation employs a wide variety of research methods, such as statistical analysis of secondary data, surveys or laboratory and field experiments. The course will begin with an overview of the various methodological approaches, including their advantages and disadvantages and the conditions under which their use is appropriate. It will continue with a discussion of the different stages of a policy impact evaluation, including hypothesis generation, formulating a research design, measurement, sampling, data collection and data analysis. For data analysis, linear regression models will be revised, with a focus on difference-in-difference methods, regression discontinuity design and randomized controlled trials used for policy evaluation. Students, who already have a solid background in these methods can skip these sessions.|
Throuhgout the course, students will work on a self-selected project on a suitable topic. In addition, students will have to solve bi-weekly assignments.