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865-0007-00L  History and Forms of International Development Cooperation

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersR. Batliner
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for MAS in Development and Cooperation.


AbstractThis course presents the orgins and evolution of the International Development Cooperation during the last six decades und relates the changing paradigms to their political and socio-economic contexts. It looks at the different actors with their spefic roles, approaches and challenges from a Swiss as well as a global perspective.
ObjectiveThe studenta are able to ...
- analyse the evolution of the Internationel Development Cooperation, selected develpment theories and their practical application in the historic context
- describe the Swiss landscape of actors in Development Cooperation and its integration into the international community of donors.
- assess possible implications of the Agenda 2030 for the structure and practice of the international cooperation
Content- History of the international Development Cooperation: beginnings, change development theories over the time
- International eforts to increase sustainablility and aid effectiveness
- Swiss bilaterale agencies for development: SDC and SECO
- Multilateral development agencies and banks: UN-agencies and Bretton Woods Intitutions
- Non-governmental Organisations: Challenges today - in Switzerland and in partner countries
- Economy. Private foundation and philanthropie: New actors with high aspirations
- Humanitarian Aid between intervention in crises, prevention and development tasks