Analysis of Development Policy

lsped1212  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Analysis of Development Policy
5 credits
30.0 h
Piccoli Emmanuelle;
Main themes
This course introduce to the current debates in development studies. It aims to equip students with tools to analyze theories, projects, politics and practices of development.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


To master the main development theories and orientations

To be able to use the analytical tools provided to analyze projects and practices of development

To be able to participate to a debate on contemporary development issues, at a global a local level

To be able to present, with solid arguments, a critical point of view on development


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The courses contents two parts, completed by texts and forums on Moodle. The first part presents the key theories and orientations in development studies from 1950s to 2010s. The second part contains thematic workshops on the main contemporary topics in development studies, at global and local level.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation contains two parts: a multiple choices questionnaire (about the first part of the course and the lectures) and an open question (you will be able to consult your notes for this part of the exam).
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Advanced Master in Development, Environment and Communities

Master [120] in Anthropology

Master [120] in Population and Development Studies

Minor in Population and Development Studies

Additionnal module in Geography