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 3-page essays: the first to be handed in on or before September 29, 2019, 11:59 p.m.; the second to be handed in on or before October 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (combined 30% of final grade)
  • One 10-page final paper to be handed in before December 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (40% of final grade);
  • Participation in class discussions (30% of final grade).

Special Notes:

FAST TRACK: Class meets Su 9/29 - Th 10/3

Fall 2019

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Class participation
Manuel Sager Su-Th Su 10:00-12:00 PM & 1:00-3:00 PM; M 8:55-10:45 AM & 12:30-1:50 PM; Tu 12:30-1:50 PM; W 8:55-10:45 AM & 12:30-1:50 PM; Th 12:30-1:50 PM 4172
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Areas of Practice