Introduction to Development

Course Code: IDS 1500

Academic Year: 2019-2020

This course will provide an examination of the nature of development practice as a response to global poverty and inequality. It will analyze various definitions of the concept of development, review the historical processes that have contributed to global poverty and analyze the development strategies and approaches that have sought to respond to global poverty in the post-WWII era. The course will also examine the various actors that play a role in development and the key principles and emerging trends that characterize current development practice.