Analysis of Development Policy

lsped1212  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Analysis of Development Policy
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
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 :

1 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 course contains two parts. The first part presents the main trends of development from 1950 to the years 2010. The second part is series of thematic workshops on contemporary development issues. Online documents and forums will be also available on the Moodle platform.
Teaching methods
The course contains lectures and participatory workshops. The students have also to read selected articles and to prepare on-line the participatory workshops.
Evaluation methods
The examination will be a written exam with multiple-choice test and open-questions.
In case of a second exam, the teacher decides on an appropriate examination procedure.
See details on the course's Moodle.
Online resources
LSPED1212 : Moodle
Teaching materials
  • LSPED1212 : Moodle
Faculty or entity

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

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

Master [120] in Population and Development Studies

Additionnal module in Geography

Minor in Population and Development Studies