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|Meet Day||T/Th||2:40 PM - 4:00 PM||LAND|
This course has two objectives: to illustrate the application of concepts and techniques learned in other MPA/ID core courses and to introduce the variety of issues and challenges facing low- and middle-income countries. In the context of case studies drawn from a range of countries and sectors, each week will involve both a specific application of a case and a visiting speaker from the worlds of ideas and practice in development, drawing both from faculty and outside the school. Case studies and seminar topics include such diverse issues as economic growth, the management of financial crises, microfinance, education, child labor, trade policy, AIDS in Africa, pension reform, managing common property resources, and the design of decentralization.
This course is required for first-year MPA/ID students. It is not open to non-MPA/ID students.