11.005 | Spring 2015 | Undergraduate

Introduction to International Development


Course readings.

1 Introduction to International Development None
Unit 1: Critically Conceptualizing, Contextualizing, and Historicizing International Development
2 Development and the Colonial Legacy

Required Readings

Acemoglu, Daron., et al. “The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation.” The American Economic Review 91, no. 5 (2001): 1369–401.

Ranger, Terence. “The Invention of Tradition in Colonial Africa.” Chapter 6 in The Invention of Tradition. Edited by T. O. Ranger and E. J. Hobsbawm. Cambridge University Press, 1983, p. 211. ISBN: 9780521246453. [Preview with Google Books]

Optional Readings

Nunn, Nathan. “The Long-term Effects of Africa’s Slave Trades.” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 13367, 2007.

Graeber, David. Chapter 1 in Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Melville House, 2011. ISBN: 9781933633862.

Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth. Vol. 390. Grove Press, 1966.

Mitchell, Timothy. Colonising Egypt: With a New Preface. University California Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780520075689. [Preview with Google Books]

Hobsbawm, Eric. Chapter 3 in The Age of Empire: 1875–1914. Pantheon Books, 1987. ISBN: 9780394563190.

3 The Ethical Underpinnings of Development

Required Readings

Chambers, Robert. Chapter 3 in Whose Reality Counts?: Putting the First Last. Intermediate Technology Publications, 1997. ISBN: 9781853393860.

Giri, Anta Kumar, and Philip Quarles van Ufford, eds. Chapter 1 in A Moral Critique of Development: In Search of Global Responsibilities. Routledge, 2003. ISBN: 9780415276252.

Krisch, Joshua A. “When Racism Was a Science - ‘Haunted Files: The Eugenics Record Office’ Recreates a Dark Time in a Laboratory’s Past,” The New York Times, October 13, 2014.

Optional Readings

Falk, Richard, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Jacqueline Stevens, eds. International Law and the Third World: Reshaping Justice. Routledge Cavendish, 2008. ISBN: 9780415439787. [Preview with Google Books]

Sen, Amartya K. “Rational Fools: A Critique of the Behavioral Foundations of Economic Theory.” Philosophy and Public Affairs 6, no. 4 (1977): 317–44.

Sandel, Michael. What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. ISBN: 9780374203030.

Ferguson, James. Chapter 2 in The Anti-politics Machine: “Development,” Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho. Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780521373821.

4 International Development as Concept and Narrative

Required Readings

Rostow, W. W. Chapters 1 and 2 in The Stages of Economic Growth: A Non-communist Manifesto. Cambridge University Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780521400701. [Preview with Google Books]

Escobar, Arturo. “The Problematization of Poverty: The Tale of Three Worlds and Development.” In Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World. Princeton University Press, 2011, pp. 21–55. ISBN: 9780691150451. [Preview with Google Books]

Optional Readings

Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko. “Recapturing the Narrative of International Development.” In The Millennium Development Goals and Beyond: Global Development After 2015. Vol. 65. Edited by R. Wilkinson and D. Hulme. Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 9780415621632. [Preview with Google Books]

Sen, Amartya. Development as Freedom. Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780198297581. [Preview with Google Books]

Esteva, Gustavo. “Development.” In The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power. 2nd ed. Zed Books, 2010. ISBN: 9781848133808.

Hulme, David. “Poverty and Development Thinking: Synthesis or Uneasy Compromise?International Development: Ideas Experience, and Prospects, 2013. (BWPI Working Paper 180)

5 Measuring Development

Required Readings

Banerjee, Abhijit, and Esther Duflo. Chapter 1 in Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. Public Affairs, 2011. ISBN: 9781586487980.

Jerven, Morten. Poor Numbers: How We are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to do About it. Cornell University Press, 2013, pp. 8–32. ISBN: 9780801451638. [Preview with Google Books]

Optional Readings

Klugman, Jeni, Francisco Rodríguez, et al. “The HDI 2010: New Controversies, Old Critiques.” The Journal of Economic Inequality 9, no. 2 (2011): 249–88.

Ravallion, Martin. “The Human Development Index: A Response to Klugman, Rodriguez and Choi.” The Journal of Economic Inequality 9, no. 3 (2011): 475–78.

Stone, Deborah A. “Causal Stories and the Formation of Policy Agendas.” Political Science Quarterly 104, no. 2 (1989): 281–300.

Kenny, Charles, and David Williams “What Do We Know about Economic Growth? Or, Why Don’t We Know Very Much?World Development 29, 1 (2001): 1–22.

Angrist, Joshua D., and Jörn-Steffen Pischke. “Introduction.” Chapter 1 in Mastering’ Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect. Princeton University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780691152844. [Preview with Google Books]

Reddy, Sanjay G. “Randomize This! On Poor Economics.” Review of Agrarian Studies 2, no. 2 (2012).

6 Identities in Development: Inserting “Who We Are” in Relation to a Diverse Development Context

Required Readings

Schön, Donald A. Chapter 2 in The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. Vol. 5126. Maurice Temple Smith Limited, 1983. ISBN: 9780851172316.

Rodriguez, Richard. Chapter 2 in Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez: An Autobiography. Bantam, 1983. ISBN: 9780553272932.

Optional Readings

Mehmet, Ozay. Chapter 1 in Westernizing The Third World: The Eurocentricity of Economic Development Theories. Routledge, 1999. ISBN: 9780415205733.

Hall, Stuart, and Paul Du Gay, eds. Questions of Cultural Identity. Sage Publications, 1996. ISBN: 9780803978836. [Preview with Google Books]

Miller, Byron. “Collective Action and Rational Choice: Place, Community, and the Limits to Individual Self-interest.” Economic Geography 68, no. 1 (1992): 22–42.

Piore, Michael. Beyond Individualism: How Social Demands of the New Identity Groups Challenge American and Political Life. Harvard University Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780674068971.

Said, Edward. Orientalism. Vintage, 1979. ISBN: 9780394740676.

Sen, Gita, and Caren Grown. Development Crises and Alternative Visions: Third World Women’s Perspectives. Monthly Review Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780853457176.

Gutmann, Matthew C. The Meanings of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City. Vol. 3. University of California Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780520202368. [Preview with Google Books]

Unit 2: Development: From Theories to Strategies
7 Modernization and Growth Paradigms

Required Readings

Solow, Robert. “A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth.” The Quarterly Journal of Development Economics 70, no. 1 (1956): 65–94.

Lewis, W. Arthur. “Economic Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labor.” In The Economics of Underdevelopment. Edited by A. N. Agarwala and Sampat Pal Singh. Oxford University Press, 1971. (Selected notes)

Optional Readings

Buy at MIT Press Easterly, William, and W. R. Easterly. Chapters 2 and 3 in The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics. MIT Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780262050654.

Rosenstein-Rodan, Paul. “Problems of Industrialization of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.” In The Economics of Underdevelopment. Edited by Agarwala and Singh. Oxford University Press, 1963. (Selected Pages)

Lipton, Michael. “Balanced and Unbalanced Growth in Underdeveloped Countries.” The Economic Journal (1959): 641–57.

Hirschman, Albert O., and Charles E. Lindblom. “Economic Development, Research and Development, Policy Making: Some Converging Views.” Behavioral Science 7, no. 2 (1962): 211–22.

8 Easier Said than Done: Dependency and the First Challenges of the Development Agenda

Required Readings

Pritchett, Lant. “Divergence, Big Time.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 11, no. 3 (1997): 3–17.

Cardoso, Fernando Henrique, and Enzo Faletto. Chapters 1 and 2 in Dependency and Development in Latin America. University of California Press, 1979. ISBN: 9780520035270.

Optional Readings

Chenery, Houis B., et al. Redistribution with Growth: Policies to Improve Income Distribution in Developing Countries in the Context of Economic Growth. Oxford University Press, 1974. ISBN: 9780199200696.

Meadows, Donella H., D. L. Meadows, et al. The Limits to Growth. Signet, 1972. ISBN: 9780451057679.

Prebisch, Raul. Towards a Dynamic Development Policy for Latin America. United Nations, 1963.

Furtado, Celso. “Underdevelopment: to Conform or Reform?” In Pioneers in Development, Second Series. Edited by Gerald M. Meier. Oxford University Press, 1987, pp. 203–7. ISBN: 9780195205428.

Employment, Incomes and Equality: A strategy for Increasing Productive Employment in Kenya; Report of an Inter-agency Team Financed by the United Nations Development Programme and Organized by the International Labour Office).” International Labour Office 29, no. 1 (1974): 232–4.

King, Loren A. “Economic Growth and Basic Human Needs.” International Studies Quarterly 42, no. 2 (1998): 385–400.

Weigel, Van B. “The Basic Needs Approach: Overcoming the Poverty of “Homo Oeconomicus.” World Development 14, no. 12 (1986): 1423–34.

9 Development Strategies by Late-industrializing Countries

Required Readings

Amsden, Alice. “Introduction.” In The Rise of the Rest: Challenges to the West from Late-industrializing Economies. Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780195139693. [Preview with Google Books]

Bruton, Henry J. “A Reconsideration of Import Substitution.” (PDF 4.7MB) Journal of Economic Literature 36, no. 2 (1998): 903–36.

Optional Readings

Davis, Diane E. Discipline and Development: Middle Classes and Prosperity in East Asia and Latin America. Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780521002080.

Gereffi, Gary. “Paths of Industrialization: An Overview.” In Manufacturing Miracles: Paths of Industrialization in Latin America and East Asia. Edited by G. Gereffi and D. Wyman. Princeton University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780691077888.

Mkandawire, Thandika. “Thinking about Developmental States in Africa.” Cambridge Journal of Economics 25, no. 3 (2001): 289–314.

Wade, Robert. Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asian Industrialization. Princeton University, 1990. ISBN: 9780691003979.

Amsden, Alice H., and Takashi Hikino. “Borrowing Technology or Innovating: An Exploration of Two Paths to Industrial Development.” In Learning and Technological Change. Edited by R. Thomson. Palgrave Macmillan, 1993. ISBN: 9780312095918.

Fagerberg, Jan, and M. Godinho. “Innovation and Catching-up.” Chapter 19 in The Oxford Handbook of Innovation. Edited by J. Fagerberg, D. Mowery, and R. Nelson. Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 514–42. ISBN: 9780199286805. [Preview with Google Books]

10 The Debt Crisis, Globalization, and the Rise of the Washington Consensus

Required Readings

Williamson, John. “What Washington Means by Policy Reform.” Latin American Adjustment: How Much has Happened 7 (1990): 7–20.

Ocampo, José Antonio. “The Latin American Debt Crisis in Historical Perspective.” Life After Debt: The Origins and Resolutions of Debt Crisis 87, 2014.

Optional Readings

Kindleberger, Charles. “Anatomy of a Typical Crisis.” In Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crisis. Wiley, 1986. ISBN: 9780471161929.

Kahler, Miles. “Politics and International Debt: Explaining the Crisis.” International Organization 39, no. 3 (1985): 357–82.

Broad, Robin. “The Washington Consensus Meets the Global Backlash: Shifting Debates and Policies.” (PDF) Globalizations 1, no. 2 (2004): 129–54.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. Globalization and its Discontents. W. W. Norton & Company, 2003. ISBN: 9780393324396.

Ocampo, José Antonio. “Latin America’s Growth and Equity Frustrations during Structural Reforms.” The Journal of Economic Perspectives 18, no. 2 (2004): 67–88.

Haggard, Stephan. The Political Economy of the Asian Financial Crisis. Institute of International Economics, 2000. ISBN: 9780881322835. [Preview with Google Books]

Harvey, David. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780199283262. [Preview with Google Books]

11 Different Views on Why and How Institutions Matter for Development

Required Readings

Acemoglu, Daron, and James A. Robinson. Chapter 15 in Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. Vol. 4. Crown Business, 2012. ISBN: 9780307719218.

Weiss, Thomas G. “Governance, Good Governance and Global Governance: Conceptual and Actual Challenges.” Third World Quarterly 21, no. 5 (2000): 795–814.

Optional Readings

Rodrik, Dani. “Institutions for High-quality Growth: What They Are and How to Acquire Them.” Studies in Comparative International Development 35, no. 3 (2000): 3–31.

North, Douglass C. Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance. Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780521397346. [Preview with Google Books]

Romer, Paul M. “The Origins of Endogenous Growth.” The Journal of Economic Perspectives 8, no. 1 (1994): 3–22.

Nabli, Mustapha, and Jeffrey Nugent. “The New Institutional Economics and its Applicability to Development.” World Development 17, no. 9 (1989): 1333–47.

Sabel, Charles. “Learning by Monitoring: The Institutions of Economic Development.” In Rethinking the Development Experience ; Essays Provoked by the Work of Albert O. Hirschman. Edited by L. Rodwin and D. Schon. Brookings Institution Press, 1994, pp. 231–74. ISBN: 9780815775515.

Woolcock, Michael, and Deepa Narayan. “Social Capital: Implications for Development Theory, Research, and Policy.” The World Bank Research Observer 15, no. 2 (2000): 225–49.

Woolcock, Michael. “Social Capital and Economic Development: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis and Policy Framework.” Theory and Society 27, no. 2 (1998): 151–208.

Pack, Howard. “Endogenous Growth Theory: Intellectual Appeal and Empirical Shortcomings.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 8, no. 1 (1994): 55–72.

Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson, and James Robinson. “Institutions as a Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth.” In Handbook of Economic Growth. Edited by Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf. North Holland, 2006, pp. 388–421. ISBN: 9780444520418. (Read First 4 Sections)

Craig, David, and Doug Porter. “Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: A New Convergence.” World Development 31, no. 1 (2003): 53–69.

Elkins, Meg, and Simon Feeny. “Policies in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: Dominance or Diversity?Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d’études du développement 35, no. 2 (2014): 1–21. (Ahead-of-Print)

12 Continuous Development: Recent Challenges of Transition for High, Medium, and Low Income Countries

Required Readings

Lin, Justin, and Ha-Joon Chang “Should Industrial Policy in Developing Countries Conform to Comparative Advantage or Defy It? A Debate Between Justin Lin and Ha-joon Chang.” Development Policy Review 27, no. 5 (2009): 483–502.

Zeng, Jin, and Yuanyuan Fang. “Between Poverty and Prosperity: China’s Dependent Development and the ‘Middle-income Trap’.” Third World Quarterly 35, no. 6 (2014): 1014–31.

Optional Readings

Rodrik, Dani. Chapter 4 in One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth. Princeton University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780691129518.

Juma, Calestous. “Complexity, Innovation, and Development: Schumpeter Revisited.” Journal of Policy and Complex Systems 1, no. 1 (2014): 4–21.

Griffith, Breda. “Middle-income Trap.” Frontiers in Development Policy, 39 (2011): 39–43.

Palma, José Gabriel. “Why Has Productivity Growth Stagnated in Most Latin-American Countries Since the Neo-liberal Reforms?” University of Cambridge, Faculty of Economics, 2011.

Buy at MIT Press Berger, Suzanne. Making in America: From Innovation to Market. MIT Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780262019910. [Preview with Google Books]

Paus, Eva. “Confronting the Middle Income Trap: Insights from Small Latecomers.” Studies in Comparative International Development 47, no. 2 (2012): 115–38.

World Bank. “Escaping the Middle-income Trap.” World Bank East Asia and Pacific Economic Update 2, 2010.

Kharas, Homi, and Harinder Kohli. “What is the Middle Income Trap, Why Do Countries Fall Into it, and How Can it be Avoided?Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies 3, no. 3 (2011): 281–89.

Sumner, Andy, and Meera Tiwari. “Global Poverty Reduction to 2015 and Beyond: What has been the Impact of the MDGs and what are the Options for a Post 2015 Global Framework?” Institute of Development Studies Working Papers 348 (2010): 01–31.

Unit 3: The Old International Aid Architecture and the New Development Context
13 International Development Across Scales: The Role of Organizations Linking a Complex Global System and the Implementation of Actual Interventions

Optional Readings

Fischer, Andrew M. “Putting Aid in its Place: Insights from Early Structuralists on Aid and Balance of Payments and Lessons for Contemporary Aid Debates.” Journal of International Development 21, no. 6 (2009): 856–67.

Bagwell, Kyle, and Staiger, Robert W. “Can the Doha Round Be a Development Round?” In Globalization in An Age of Crisis: Multilateral Economic Cooperation in the Twenty-first Century. University Of Chicago Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780226030753. [Preview with Google Books]

Bellmann, Christophe, and Miguel Rodriguez Mendoza. “The Future and the WTO: Confronting the Challenges, A Collection of Short Essays.” (PDF) Edited by R. Meléndez-Ortiz. The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), 2012.

Stiglitz, Joseph E., and Andrew Charlton. The Right to Trade: Rethinking the Aid for Trade Agenda. Commonwealth Secretariat, 2013. ISBN: 9781849291057. [Preview with Google Books]

Janský, Petr. “Illicit Financial Flows and The 2013 Commitment to Development Index.” Center for Global Development, 2013.

Shaxson, Nicholas, and John Christensen. “The Finance Curse: How Oversized Financial Sectors Attack Democracy and Corrupt Economics.” (PDF - 1.9MB) 2013.

Harvey, David. The Enigma of Capital: And The Crises of Capitalism. Oxford university Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780199836840.

Piketty, Thomas. Capital in the Twenty-first Century. Belknap Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780674430006.

14 An Evolutionary Account of the Bretton Woods System

Required Readings

Power, Samantha. Chasing the Flame: One Man’s Fight to Save the World. Penguin Books, 2008. ISBN: 9780143114857. (Selected Notes)

Optional Readings

Mazower, Mark. Governing the World: The History of an Idea, 1815 to the Present. Penguin Press HC, 2013. ISBN: 9780143123941. (Selected Notes)

Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko, and David Hulme. “International norm Dynamics and The “End of Poverty”: Understanding the Millennium Development Goals.” Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations 17, no. 1 (2011): 17–36.

Woods, Ngaire. The Globalizers: The IMF, the World Bank, and their Borrowers. Cornell University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780801444241. [Preview with Google Books]

Sachs, Jeffrey. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time. Penguin Press, 2005. ISBN: 9781594200458.

Collier, Paul. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done about It. Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780195311457. [Preview with Google Books]

Lundsgaarde, Erik. The Domestic Politics of Foreign Aid. Vol. 1. Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 9780415656955. [Preview with Google Books]

Easterly, William, and W. R. Easterly. The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. Penguin Press HC, 2006. ISBN: 9781594200373. [Preview with Google Books]

Moyo, Dambisa. Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is A Better Way for Africa. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. ISBN: 9780374139568.

Sachs, Jeffrey D., and J. W. McArthur. “The Millennium Project: A Plan for Meeting the Millennium Development Goals.” The Lancet 365, no. 9456 (2005): 347–53.

Heeks, Richard. “From the MDGs to the Post-2015 Agenda: Analyzing Changing Development Priorities.” University of Manchester, Institute for Development Policy and Management, SEED, Centre for Development Informatics, Working Paper No. 56 (2014): 50.

15 “Good Government in the Tropics” and South-South Cooperation

Required Readings

Brautigam, Deborah. Chapter 6 in The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa. Oxford University Press, pp. 139–40, 2010. ISBN: 9780199550227.

Pritchett, Lant. “Can Rich Countries be Reliable Partners for National Development?Center for Global Development, 2015.

Tendler, Judith. Chapter 6 in Good Government in the Tropics. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780801854521.

Optional Readings

Quadir, Fahimul. “Rising Donors and the New Narrative of ‘South–south’ Cooperation: What Prospects for Changing the Landscape of Development Assistance Programmes?Third World Quarterly 34, no. 2 (2013): 321–38.

Roll, Michael, ed. The Politics of Public Sector Performance: Pockets of Effectiveness in Developing Countries. Routledge, 2015. ISBN: 9781138956391.

Levy, Brian. “Can Islands of Effectiveness Thrive in Difficult Governance Settings? The Political Economy of Local-level Collaborative Governance.” 2011.

Crook, Richard C. “Rethinking Civil Service Reform in Africa:‘Islands of Effectiveness’ and Organisational Commitment.” Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 48, no. 4 (2010): 479–504.

Kaplinsky, Raphael. “What Contribution Can China Make to Inclusive Growth in Sub Saharan Africa?Development and Change 44, no. 6 (2013): 1295–316.

Brautigam, Deborah. The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa. Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780199606290.

16 The Rise of NGOs and Foundations

Required Readings

Schuller, Mark. Chapter 5 in Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs. Rutgers University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780813553634. [Preview with Google Books]

Bishop, Matthew, and Michael Green. Chapters 1 and 15 in Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World. A & C Black Publisher Limited, 2010. ISBN: 9781408121580. [Preview with Google Books]

Optional Readings

Sanyal, Bishwapriya. “The Myth of Development From Below.” (PDF) Mimeo Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996.

Tendler, Judith. “What Ever Happened to Poverty Alleviation?World Development 17, no. 7 (1989): 1033–44.

Powell, Walter. W., and Steinberg, Richard, eds. The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook. Yale University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780300109030. [Preview with Google Books]

Fowler, Alan, ed. Striking a Balance: A Guide to Enhancing the Effectiveness of Non-governmental Organisations in International Development. Routledge, 2009. ISBN: 9781853833250.

Sanyal, Bishwapriya. “Cooperative Autonomy: The Dialectic of State-NGP Relationship in Developing Countries.” (PDF) International Institute of Labor Studies: Geneva, 1994.

Fayolle, Alain, and H. Matlay, eds. Handbook of Research on Social Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 9781848440968.

Yunus, Muhammad. Creating A World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism. PublicAffairs, 2009. ISBN: 9781586486679.

17 The Newer Role of the Private Sector in Development: Collaborative Capitalism

Required Readings

Polak, Paul, and Mal Warwick. The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013, pp. 1–34. ISBN: 9781609940775. [Preview with Google Books]

Sandel, Michael. “What Isn’t for Sale?The Atlantic, February 2012.

Schiller, Amy. “Is For-Profit the Future of Non-profit?The Atlantic, May 2014.

Optional Readings

Schwittay, Anke. “The Marketization of Poverty: with CA comment by Krista Badiane and David Berdish.” Current Anthropology 52, no. S3 (2011).

Locke, Richard M. The Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy. Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781107670884.

Clark, Cathy, Jed Emerson, et al. “Collaborative Capitalism and the Rise of Impact Investing.” John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

Prahalad, C. K. The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, Revised and Updated 5th Anniversary Edition: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits. Pearson FT Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780133829136.

Khanna, Tarun. Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping their Futures and Yours. Harvard Business Review Press, 2011. ISBN: 9781422157282.

London, Ted, and Stuart L. Hart. Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value. FT Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780137047895. [Preview with Google Books]

Radjou, Navi, Jaideep Prabhu, and Simone Ahuja. Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth. Jossey-Bass, 2012. ISBN: 9781118249741. [Preview with Google Books]

Ilahiane, Hsain, and John W. Sherry. “The Problematics of the “Bottom of the Pyramid” Approach to International Development: The Case of Micro-entrepreneurs’ Use of Mobile Phones in Morocco.” Information Technologies and International Development 8, no. 1 (2012): 13.

Arnold, Denis G., and Laura H. D. Williams. “The Paradox at the Base of the Pyramid: Environmental Sustainability and Market-based Poverty Alleviation.” International Journal of Technology Management 60, no. 1 (2012): 44–59.

Unit 4: Connecting Developing Theory and Practice: First-hand Accounts on How Development is Practice in Different Sectors
18 Development through the Private Sector

Required Readings

Shavin, Naomi. “Big Pharma Is Making Progress in Finding an Ebola Vaccine, But They May Be Fighting The Wrong Battle.” The New Republic, January 2015.

Surowiecki, James. “Ebolanomics.” The New Yorker, August 2014.

Lam, Bourree. “Vaccines Are Profitable, So What?The Atlantic, February 2015.

Farmer, Paul, ed. “Three Stories, Three Paradigms, and a Critique of Social Entrepeneurship.” In To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation. Vol. 29. University of California Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780520275973. [Preview with Google Books]

19 Development through Government Initiatives

Required Readings

da Silva, José Graziano, et al, eds. “The Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) Program: The Brazilian Experience.” Ministry of Agrarian Development, 2011. (Selected Notes)

Levy, Santiago. Progress Against Poverty: Sustaining Mexico’s Progresa-oportunidades Program. Brookings Institutional Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780815752219. (Selected Notes)

Optional Readings

Ansell, Aaron. Chapter 4 in Zero Hunger: Political Culture and Antipoverty Policy in Northeast Brazil. The University of North Carolina Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781469613970. [Preview with Google Books]

Program Institutional Design. “Series: Scaling Up Local Innovations for Transformational Change.” (PDF) Mexico: Scaling Up Progresa / Oportunidades-CCT’s. UNDP, November 2011.

Levy, Santiago. Chapters 2 and 3 in Progress Against Poverty: Sustaining Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades Program. Brookings Institution, 2006. ISBN: 9780815752219.

Hirschman, Albert O. Development Projects Observed. Brookings Institution Press, 1967. ISBN: 9780815736516.

Batley, Richard. “The Politics of Service Delivery Reform.” Development and Change 35, no. 1 (2004): 31–56.

Rasul, Imran, and Daniel Rogger. “Management of Bureaucrats and Public Service Delivery: Evidence from the Nigerian Civil Service.” (PDF - 1.2MB) Working Paper University College London, 2013.

Adler, Daniel, Caroline Sage, et al. “Interim Institutions and the Development Process: Opening Spaces for Reform in Cambodia and Indonesia.” Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper No. 86, 2009.

Sumner, Andy. “Global Poverty and the New Bottom Billion: What if Three-quarters of the World’s Poor Live in Middle-income Countries?” Institute of Development Studies Working Papers 349 (2010): 1–43.

Andrews, Matt. The Limits of Institutional Reform in Development: Changing Rules for Realistic Solutions. Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781107016330. [Preview with Google Books]

20 Development by Fostering Complementarities across Sectors

Required Readings

Juma, Calestous. “Reinventing Africa’s Universities,” Al Jazeera, September 5, 2014.

Lee, Keun, Calestous Juma, et al. “Innovation Capabilities for Sustainable Development in Africa.” Wider Working Paper No. 2014 / 062, 2014.

Juma, Calestous. “Complexity, Innovation, and Development: Schumpeter Revisited.” Journal of Policy and Complex Systems 1, no. 1 (2014): 4–21.

21 Development through Research

Required Readings

Pearson, Ruth, and Cecile Jackson. “Interrogating Development: Feminism, Gender and Policy. (1998)” In The Globalization and Development Reader: Perspectives on Development and Global Change. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, p. 191. ISBN: 9781118735107. [Preview with Google Books]

Sen, Amartya. “More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing.” The New York Review of Books, December 1990.

22 Group Presentations – Part 1 None
23 Development through Non-profit Organizations None
24 Group Presentations – Part 2 None
25 International Development: From the Classroom to the Real World None