Introduction to International Development Planning

Two girls in headscarves read together from a book.

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), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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