Poverty Inequality Interventions and Approaches

Modular value: 20 credits

Lecturer: Robert Leurs

The aim of this module is to examine different approaches to defining and measuring poverty and inequality, to understand the impact of global and national systems on poverty and inequality, to reflect on the potential and limitations of some useful analytical frameworks and methodologies, and to consider some interesting approaches to project and policy led development.

On completing this module participants should be able to:

  • Understand and critically evaluate the policy implications of different approaches to defining poverty and inequality
  • Understand and critically evaluate the role of global and national systems and dynamics on poverty and inequality.
  • Understand and critically evaluate the potential and limitations of livelihoods analysis
  • Understand and critically evaluate the potential and limitations of participatory approaches in the project context
  • Understand and critically evaluate the potential and limitations of gender analysis
  • Understand and critically evaluate the potential and limitations of learning process approaches to development
  • Understand and critically evaluate the potential and limitations of participation in the policy context

Teaching and learning approach

The module will be delivered using a range of methods such as interactive presentations, videos, case studies and student presentations.

Assessment

  • Two 3000 word essays, each worth 50% of the total module mark.

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