591.01 Development Finance

The Course will provide a general overview of persisting development challenges in Low and Middle Income Countries, and the shared global responsibility under the Agenda 2030 to address them. It will focus on the roles of and partnerships between various actors of development finance, such as government agencies, multilateral development banks, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and impact investors; and familiarize students with development finance instruments, such as budget aid, grants, loans, and blended finance mechanisms. The Course will also deal with critical views on Aid Effectiveness, and issues of Policy Coherence for Development in developed countries.

Course Requirements: 

  • Two three-page essays: the first to be handed in on or before September 24, 2017; the second to be handed in on or before September 29, 2017 (30% of final grade);
  • One six-page final paper to be handed in before December 10, 2017 (40% of final grade);
  • Participation in class discussions (30% of final grade).

Special Notes:

*Class meets Sept. 24th - 28th; FAST TRACK Course

  • Sunday
    10 am – 12 pm
    1-3 pm
  • Monday
    9-10:50 am
    12:30-1:50 pm
  • Tuesday
    12:30-1:50 pm
  • Wednesday
    9-10:50 am
  • Thursday
    12:30-1:50 pm

Fall 2017

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Final paper under 10 pages
Class participation
Manuel Sager
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Areas of Practice