School: School of Government
Department: International Development Department
Modular value: 20 credits
Module Convenors: Simon De-Lay
Aim of the Module
The aim of the module is to provide students with a basic understanding of a range of economic concepts, issues and debates that they are likely to encounter if they pursue a career in development, with either official agencies or non-governmental organisations. This will cover both macro and micro-economic issues with the intention of providing both context for development debates and a tool-kit for analysing new initiatives. It takes a non-technical approach and assumes no prior study of economics.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Understand the key debates within development economics.
- Use economic concepts to understand and address development challenges and to analyse initiatives to address those challenges.
- Critically evaluate the macro-economic environment within which development takes place.
- Be able to link issues within the macro-economy to other development objectives.
The assessment for the module will consist of:
- Two assignments of 3,000 words each, weighted 50% each