Introduction to International Development Planning

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Second grade students in Egypt improve their reading skills with the help of a USAID-sponsored program.  Image courtesy of USAID.


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Fall 2011



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This introductory survey course is intended to develop an understanding of key issues and dilemmas of planning in non-Western countries. The issues covered by the course include state intervention, governance, law and institutions in development, privatization, participatory planning, decentralization, poverty, urban-rural linkages, corruption and civil service reform, trade and outsourcing and labor standards, post-conflict development and the role of aid in development.

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Balakrishnan Rajagopal. 11.701 Introduction to International Development Planning. Fall 2011. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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