591.01 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:

  • 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).

Special Notes:

This class meets October 2-7, 2016

Fall 2016

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Final paper under 10 pages
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Manuel Sager
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.591.01.F16
Email list: LAW.591.01.F16@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Areas of Practice