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PPG 2002  - 
Current Issues in International Devlopment Policy 

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University of Toronto 

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Description:

This course will examine a variety of issues and policy problems pertaining to current international development challenges. Topics will include human capital development, financial markets, governance and institutions, industrial and international trade policies. We will study how well current domestic and foreign policies achieve stated objectives and discuss current proposals for improvements in international development policy. The course will have an emphasis on the use of theory-based and quantitative empirical methods for policy analysis and evaluation. Students will apply tools such as poverty measurement, targeting, and program evaluation methodologies to concrete questions in the current development policy agenda. Required of all second year students.

Source: http://www.publicpolicy.utoronto.ca/mpp-core-outline (accessed 6 January 2014)

Instructor: Gustavo Bobonis

Commentary by the Atlas editors: The class titles in the Syllabus suggest a number of the potential topics to be developed for the Atlas:

  • Social Welfare and Development - Social Welfare 
  • Social Welfare and Development - Growth and Poverty
  • Investments, Human Capital Accumulation in Development - Credit and Insurance
  • Investments, Human Capital Accumulation in Development - Education
  • Investments, Human Capital Accumulation in Development - Gender
  • Role of the State and Government in Development - Democracy and Development
  • Role of the State and Government in Development - Representation, Responsiveness and Accountability
  • International Macroeconomic Policy - International Trade Policy
  • International Macroeconomic Policy - Foreign Aid Debate

Page created by: Ian Clark on 30 January 2014. The content presented on this page, except in the Commentary, is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases.

 




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Level Descriptor: Second Year Masters 

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PPG2002H - Gustavo B_Winter2014_prelim.pdfPPG2002H - Gustavo B_Winter2014_prelim


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