University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

DEVT 2005 - Contemporary Aid and Development

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Summer School
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 12 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: DEVT 3005, DEVT 3009
Assessment: Critical Topic Journal 30%, Groupwork Project & Presentation 20%, Research Essay 50%
Syllabus:

The course examines contemporary issues and trends related to international aid, a topic at the heart of the international development policy agenda. In doing so, this course explores a range of debates and contested concepts with regards to aid effectiveness – examining the relevant global fora and frameworks that have influenced our understandings of aid effectiveness, as well as examining how the structure of the international aid architecture and different aid modalities shape the effectiveness of aid. This course will emphasise contemporary trends in the delivery of aid, with a particular focus on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, the corporatisation and privatisation of aid, the emergence of ‘new’ donors, and the emergence of issues of national security as a key concern in the aid and development landscape. Over the course of these investigations, students will be encouraged to think critically about the politics of aid policy and practice at both a micro level (through the exploration of particular programs or donor approaches) and a macro level (through global frameworks and international policies). This course will draw extensively on case study material from development policy and practice, with a primary focus on the Australian Aid program and supplementary material from a range of global case studies

Course Fees

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Summer School Tue 15/01/2019 Fri 25/01/2019 Tue 12/02/2019 Fri 01/03/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92036 LE01 30 18 14 Jan - 21 Jan Monday 9am - 10am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
16 Jan - 1 Feb Wednesday, Friday 9am - 10am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
4 Feb - 4 Feb Monday 9am - 10am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92018 PR01 30 18 6 Feb - 8 Feb Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 12pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92037 SE01 30 18 14 Jan - 21 Jan Monday 10am - 12pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
16 Jan - 1 Feb Wednesday, Friday 10am - 12pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
4 Feb - 4 Feb Monday 10am - 12pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room