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).
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