591 Development Finance

After providing a general overview of the persisting development challenges in Low and Lower Middle Income Countries, reflecting the spirit of universal responsibility of the Agenda 2030 the Course will concentrate on the roles of governmental development agencies, multilateral development banks, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and impact investors, as the main external sources of development finance. Furthermore, the Course will familiarize students with development finance instruments, such as budget aid, grants, loans, and blended finance mechanisms. Finally, the Course will deal with critical views on development assistance, with aid effectiveness, and with policy coherence for development.

Suggested Course Requirements: four two-page essays to be handed in daily from the second to the fifth day of class (together accounting for 30% of final grade); one eight-page final paper to be handed in before the end of the fall semester (accounting for 40% of final grade); participation in class discussions (accounting for 30% of final grade).

Course Frequency*
Course Areas of Practice
2016
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

591.01 1
  • Final paper under 10 pages
  • Shorter reaction papers
  • Class participation
Manuel Sager 10/02/2016, 2:00-4:20 (Sunday) 10/03/2016, 5:15-7:35 (Monday) 10/04/2016, No Class (Tuesday) 10/05/2016, 6:00-8:20 (Wednesday) 10/06/2016, 5:15-7:35 (Thursday) 10/07/2016, 1:45-4:05 (Friday) 3037

After providing a general overview of the persisting development challenges in Low and Lower Middle Income Countries, reflecting the spirit of universal responsibility of the Agenda 2030 the Course will concentrate on the roles of governmental development agencies, multilateral development banks, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and impact investors, as the main external sources of development finance. Furthermore, the Course will familiarize students with development finance instruments, such as budget aid, grants, loans, and blended finance mechanisms. Finally, the Course will deal with critical views on development assistance, with aid effectiveness, and with policy coherence for development.

Suggested Course Requirements:

  • Two three-page essays: the first to be handed in on or before October 2, 2016; the second to be handed in on or before October 7, 2016 (30% of final grade);
  • One six-page final paper to be handed in before December 15, 2016 (40% of final grade);
  • Participation in class discussions (30% of final grade).

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2014
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

591.01 2 Manuel Sager Tu/Th 3:15-5:15 pm Room 3000
The Seminar will concentrate on external flows of development finance and allow students to become familiar with the different public and private providers of development finance, the legal structures of the multilateral frameworks (MDB's), the various financing instruments and their legal basis as well their objectives and effectiveness. The Seminar will also highlight the importance of a legal framework in the recipient countries that promotes domestic and foreign investment and encourages effective and sustainable financial flows.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.