11.701 Introduction to International Development Planning, Fall 2010
Introduction to International Development Planning
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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 topics covered in this course will 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, labor standards, post-conflict development, and the role of aid in development. The course will illuminate current development challenges through published research in the field. The literature is rich, and across many disciplines in the social sciences. Case studies and real world examples through interaction with planning practitioners are drawn from around the world.
developing-country governments, international organizations, NGOs, economies of scale, diseconomies of scale, international development planning, externality, historical advances in developing and developing countries, interaction between planners and institutions, decentralization, provision of low-cost housing, new-town development, progress, anti-planning arguments, state-centered planning, social control, bureaucracies, good governance, market institutions, collective action, decision making, political savvy, legal sensibility