851-0626-01L  International Aid and Development

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersI. Günther
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 40

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of economics


851-0626-01 VInternational Aid and Development2 hrs
Wed13:15-15:00CAB G 59 »
I. Günther

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AbstractThe course gives economic and empirical foundations for a sound understanding of the instruments, prospects and limitations of international development aid.
ObjectiveStudents have a theoretically and empirically sound understanding of the prospects and limitations of international development aid. Students are able to critically discuss the various aid instruments of bi-and multilateral donors and NGOs.
ContentIntroduction to the Determinants of Underdevelopment; History of Aid; Aid and Development: Theories and Empirics; Political Economy of Aid; Experience and Impact of Aid; New Instruments of Aid: e.g. Micro-Finance, Budget-Support; Fair-Trade.
LiteratureArticles and book abstracts will be uploaded to a course website.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersI. Günther
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.

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Places40 at the most
Waiting listuntil 09.09.2017

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