SemesterFall Semester, 2023
DepartmentInternational Master's Program in International Studies, First Year International Master's Program in International Studies, Second Year
Course NameSeminar in International Development - Issues of Agriculture, Economics and Trade
InstructorLEE PAI-PO
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

WEEK 1: Orientation

Part I Major themes

Week2: Chapter1 Overview of International Development Cooperation

             Chapter2 Motives and Aid Strategies

Week 3: Chapter3 The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022

Week 4; Chapter4 Financing for Development

Week 5: Chapter5 Foreign Aid as a Policy Tool Development: An Overview

Week6: Chapter6 Official Bilateral Assistance

Week7: Chapter7 Multilateral Aid

Week8: Chapter8 The Role of NGOs in Development Cooperation

Week9: Midterm Examination

Part II Aid instruments

Week10: Chapter9 Managing Development Projects and Programs

                Chapter10 Financial Aid Delivery

Week11: Chapter11 Emergency Relief and Humanitarian Assistance

               Chapter12 Making Better Use of Data for Development Cooperation

Week12: Chapter13 Governance for Youth, Trust and Intergenerational Justice Fit for All Generations?

               Chapter14 The Output of Educational Institutions and the Impact of Learning

Week13: Chapter15 The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

              Chapyrt16 Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth: A Decisive Transition for                                     Growth and Climate

Week14: Chapter17 CoronavirusThe world Economy at Risk Disaster or Trigger

               Chapter18 Aid for Trade and Development

Week15: Chapter19 Does Gender Discrimination in Social Institutions Matter for Long- 

                                term Growth? Cross-country Evidence

                Chapter20 Partnerships to Enhance Policy Coherence for Sustainable                                                Development

Week16:  Chaoter21 The Future of Rural Youth in Developing countriesTapping the

                                 Potential of local value Chain

              Chapter22 The Development Dimension: Private Philanthropy for Development

Week 17:     Chapter23. The Digitalisation of Science, Technology and Innovation?:Key Developments and Policies

Week 18: Final Examnination

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Class performance              40%

Midterm examine               30%

Final examine                     30%


Textbook & Reference

1. Finn Tarp (ed). (2000). Foreign Aid and Development-Lessons Learnt and Directions for the Future. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

2. Ashok Chakravarti (2005). Aid, Institutions and DevelopmentNew Approaches to Growth, Governance and Poverty. Edward Elgar.

3. John Degnbol-Martinussen and Poul Engberg-Pedersen (2003). Aid: Understanding International Development Cooperation. Zed Books Ltd.

4. Robert Picciotto and Eduardo Wiesner (1998). Evaluation & Development-The Institutional Dimension. The World Bank.

5. DAC Guidelines and Reference Series-Managing Aid: Practices of DAC Member Countries. OECD (2005).

6. OECD. (2023). Development Cooperation 2023.

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