851-0626-01L  International Aid and Development

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersK. Harttgen, C. Humphrey
Periodicitytwo-yearly 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 »
K. Harttgen, C. Humphrey

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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

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersK. Harttgen, C. Humphrey
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Places40 at the most
Waiting listuntil 07.09.2019

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