Introduction to Global Development: Politics, Policy and Practice


Introduces intellectual tools for understanding why development varies across the globe and practical tools for designing and evaluating foreign aid programs. Course focuses on foundations for sustained development, including geography, historical legacies, technological innovation and political institutions, and practical challenges associated with aid programming aimed at promoting development. Also explores how international donors work, what constitutes a good development program, and how to evaluate whether a development project 'works.'
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS