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240063 KU GM2 - Development Policy and Development Cooperation Architecture (2020S)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 35 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Due to COVID-19, this course will be held online only. Detail information is available on Moodle.

Wednesday 11.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 18.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 25.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 01.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 22.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 29.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 06.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 13.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 20.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 27.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 03.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 10.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 17.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 24.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The main aim of the course is to provide an introduction and overview of "Foreign Aid" (Humanitarian and "Development" Aid) through major themes and topics.

Students will learn the contemporary architecture of "development" aid, its history, major paradigms and the main actors involved.

Learning objective is to be able to critically appraise major historical turning-points (as well as continuity) and discourses on international aid; global strategies and policies such as the Millennium Development Goal, the Sustainable Development Goal and the Paris Agenda; and the politics of aid.

The lecture is organised in a combination of lecturing, group discussions and presentations and written assignments.

The students will have a chance to come in direct contact with and have dialogues with people working in international aid. The lecturer will also share her own field experiences.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assesses based on regular attendance, quality of written assignments (that show that the student read, understood and critically appraised the assigned reading materials) and group presentations.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Background in political science, international relations, basic economics, sociology or anthropology will be an advantage but is not a requirement. Students who are also totally new to this topic can take part.

A good command of English or German to critically read, write and discuss is necessary. Lectures and discussions will be in English but assignments can be written in German. Questions can also be asked in German too.

Examination topics

There are NO examinations/NO Seminar Paper for this course. Students will be assessed through regular attendance, written assignments, group work and group presentations.

Topics include (but will not be limited to): 1) 'new' actors in development aid; 2) aid effectiveness, accountability, ownership, and sustainability; and 3) links between humanitarian and "development" aid.

Reading list

William Eastery. 'Planners Versus Searchers', In The White Man's Burden - Why the West's efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good. Oxford University Press: Oxford New York (2006). Chapter 1. pp. 3-29.

Oyvind Eggen and Roland Kjell. ‘The History of Aid Paradigms’ In Western Aid at a Crossroads: The End of Paternalism.
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2014), Chapter 2, pp.18-38.

Reinhard Stockmann, Ulrich Menzel and Franz Nuscheler. ‘Entwicklungsstrategien’ In Entwicklungspolitik. Theorien-Probleme-Strategien. Walter de Gruyter GmbH: Berlin/Boston (2016), pp.433-451.

Dambisa Moyo (2009), Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa: Penguin Books, England.

Jeffrey Sachs. "From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals" Lancet 2012; 379: 2206–11.

Homi Kharas. Trends and issues in development aid. Wolfensohn Center for Development. Working Paper 1. (November 2007).
Additional reading materials will be provided in the course.

Association in the course directory

GM2

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