Aid, NGOs and Development

Centre of West African Studies, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 17887

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester 2

Module description

This module traces the emergence and changing nature as well as (development) significance of NGOs with reference to Africa. It explores the challenges and opportunities associated with the role of these organisations in African development policy, planning, implementation and evaluation. It also introduces students to the world of NGO work through organised visits to selected organisations and invited seminar presentations by NGO workers.

Teaching and learning methods

1500 word essay (40%); 1500 word project report (40%); 1000 word self-assessment of contribution to group project (20%)