1 I Introduction
2-3 II Historical Advances in Developing and Developing Countries: Lessons for Planning
4-5 III Paths Toward Reform
6-7 IV

Planning and the “Right” Technical Choice

IVA: Traits of Technology as Determinant: Constraining and Facilitating

IVB: The Social Construction of Technical Choices

8-11 V

How Organizations Behave (Government, Firms, NGOs)

VA: Service-Delivery Organizatons and Civil Servants: Front-line Workers/Street-level Bureaucrats, Professionals

12-13 VI What Works and What Doesn’t: Interpretations and Misinterpretations
14-15 VII Working with Corruption
16-17 VIII Traditional Institutions (Politics, Patronage, and Clientelism): Hinders, Helps, or Both?
18-21 IX

Implementation Experiences

IXA: Inter-agency Coordination, and Redundancy

IXB: Decentralization and Local Government

IXC: Mediating Inherent Disagreement and Conflict (Case study led by Prof. Xavier Briggs (Harvard JFKennedy School of Government/DUSP-HCED): double session, second half optional)

IXD: Decentralization and Local Government (continued)

22-25 X

Public-Private Synergy between Government and Civil Society: Business Associations, NGOs, etc.

XA: Synergy

XB: Special Session: “Contested High Modernism: the Politics of Development Planning in Durban, South Africa” (Professor Patrick Heller and Bongani Ngqulunga (Brown University, Sociology Department): double session, second half optional)

XC: Synergy (continued)

XD: What History Tells Us

26   Student Comments

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2003