INTL 422/522 Aid to Developing Countries   

Spring 2018

Professor Anita M. Weiss











Course Requirements                                                                              Percentage of final grade

In-class midterm exam, May 8th Link to mid-term review will be here

Group project (see separate handout, link is here)                35%
Essay assignment  link will be here
(due at the final class meeting on Friday June 8th)
Class participation
(e.g. questions/responses underscore efforts to understand course materials)

Please note: attendance at an additional class is mandatory:

Friday, June 8th, 6:30 pm, Lewis Lounge, Knight Law School. Concluding Ceremony of Aid Consortium and final presentations by Observers (INGOs)

For graduate students only: there is no additional requirement, per se, for graduate students. Instead, it is expected that they will be eminently prepared for all in-class discussions and take the lead (or share the lead) in facilitating the smooth operation of the group process in their respective group projects.

Required texts

(1) Carothers, Thomas and Diane deGramont Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013
(2) Easterly, William Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor Basic Books, 2014
(3) Levy, Brian Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies Oxford University Press, 2014
(4) UNDP Human Development Report 2016: Human Development for Everyone March 21, 2017