Postgraduate Course: International Development (PGGE11049)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is designed as an introduction to the very broad field of international development. It aims to:
- Stimulate interest in international development issues
- Help students to become 'intelligent customers' of information on international development, through critical analysis of some commonly-used measurements and theoretical frameworks, and (further) developing critical listening skills
- Share some current debates and 'hot topics'
- Form a basis for more theoretical and detailed work in later courses
- Be an enjoyable and participatory course
Session 1: Introduction to International Development
Session 2: Measuring poverty
Session 3: Economic growth
Session 4: Inequality, social exclusion and gender
Session 5: Risk, vulnerability and social protection
Session 6: Reading week and preparation of essay
Session 7: Food security and nutrition
Session 8: Governance issues in development
Session 9: International aid (1): Institutions and the changing face of aid
Session 10: International aid (2): Aid effectiveness
Final review session: Mock exam, Feedback from mock exam and discussion, Q&A
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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| - ability to articulate and critically evaluate the role of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to support international sustainable development.
- an understanding of the roles and contributions of international processes, institutions and organisations in international sustainable development at local, national and global levels.
- analytical skills to develop knowledge-based solutions for sustainable development.
- transferable skills supporting effective research, communication and negotiation.
|List can be found on: http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/intdev|
Recent publications or reports
DFID (2009) Eliminating world poverty: Building our common future. Department for International Development, London, 154 pgs.
Conservative Party (2009) One world conservatism: A Conservative agenda for international development. Conservative Party, 60 pgs.
Stiglitz,J.E., Sen,A., & Fitoussi,J.-P. (2009) Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress . Government of France, Paris, 291 pgs.
MDG Gap Task Force (2009) Strengthening the global partnership for development at a time of crisis. United Nations, New York, 72 pgs.
||Course secretary||Mrs Natasa Honeybone
Tel: (0131 6)50 2572