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Module Code - Title:

PO5162 - FOREIGN AID AND DEVELOPMENT

Year Last Offered:

2021/2

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

3

Lab

0

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

12

Credits

9

Grading Type:

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

Syllabus:

A history of overseas development assistance since 1945 NGOs and foreign aid: historical perspectives. Forms of aid: bilateral and multilateral; emergency and developmental Foreign aid: intentions, motives, objectives and justifications The effects of foreign aid Foreign aid and conditionality Foreign aid and budgetary support to governments: implications and consequences Irish Aid and Irish NGOs: case studies

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

Identify the key features of foreign aid programmes Situate the practices of overseas development assistance in their historical and political context. Describe current debates concerning the intentions, impact and modalities of foreign aid programmes. Evaluate the successes and failures of aid programmes using appropriate criteria. Demonstrate an awareness of the different ways to evaluate aid programmes. Design and deliver verbal and graphic presentations of complex material condensed and clarified.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

N/A

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Riddell, Roger (2006) Does Foreign Aid work? , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Collier, Paul (2006) The Bottom Billion , Oxford: Oxford University Press
Lancaster, Carol (2007) Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development and Domestic Politics , Chicago: Chicago University Press

Other Relevant Texts:

Mosse, David and David Lewis (2005) The Aid Effect: Giving and Governing in International Development , London: Pluto
Bealinger, Andrew, ed (2006) Foreign Aid: control, corrupt, contain? , New York: Nova Science
Smillie, Ian (1995) The Alms Bazaar: Altruism under Fire , London: Intermediate Tedchnology Publications
De Waal, Alex (2004) Famine Crimes: Politics of Disaster Relief , London: James Currey

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

MADEVETFA - Development
MAPDSTTFA - Peace and Development Studies
MAINSTTFA - International Studies
MAEPGOTFA - European Politics and Governance
MAEUPLTFA - European Union Politics and Law
MAPOLITFA - Politics
MAPUADTFA - Public Administration

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

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