591.01 Development Finance
The Course will:
- Provide an overview of development challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries - exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic - and the shared global responsibility under the UN Agenda 2030 to reconcile economic, social, and ecological objectives.
- Focus on the roles of and partnerships between actors of development finance, such as government agencies, multilateral development banks, foundations, NGOs, and the private sector, particularly impact investors.
- Familiarize students with development finance instruments, such as budget aid, grants, loans, and blended finance mechanisms.
- Address critical views on aid effectiveness.
- Highlight policies in developed countries in conflict with the objectives of development assistance.
Requirements for one credit:
- Two 3-page essays: the first to be submitted on or before September 14, 2022 (15% of final grade); the second to be submitted on or before October 4, 2022 (15% of final grade)
- One 10-page paper to be submitted on or before December 2, 2022 (40% of final grade)
- Active participation in class discussions (30% of final grade)
- There will be no final exam
Requirements for a second credit (optional):
- Online presentation to professor of approx. 25 minutes
- Topic in the field of Development Finance proposed by student
- Time of presentation between November 7th and 25th, 2022 (date to be determined by student and professor)
- Written outline (not full text) and bibliography of presentation to be submitted to professor no later than three days prior to presentation
- Separate grade
|Course Number||Course Credits||Evaluation Method||Instructor||Meeting Day/Times||Room|
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
|Manuel Sager||M/W 2:20 PM-3:50 PM||4172|
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-591-01-F22|
|Email list: LAW-591-01-F22@sakai.duke.edu|
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM-ICL
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