UT Dallas 2022 Undergraduate Catalog

IPEC4318 - Foreign Aid and Development

IPEC 4318 Foreign Aid and Development (3 semester credit hours) This class will introduce students to a nuanced perspective of foreign aid and development from a political economy perspective. The class will explore the motives and trends of foreign aid; the development effectiveness of foreign aid; how donors allocate aid; the differences between bilateral and multilateral aid; perceptions of foreign aid in recipient countries; and the unintended consequences of foreign aid, among other topics. After creating a framework with this nuanced understanding of development assistance, the course will also consider different types of targeted assistance to help address global challenges such as climate change, pandemics, and security challenges. Case studies within different regions will ground the investigation of who provides aid to whom, why, and what results. The aim of the course is to understand the politics of foreign aid and the role of foreign aid in development. (Same as PSCI 4318) (3-0) Y