Evaluating Development Impact
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NINT 5304
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course is intended to prepare students for the International Field Program in Buenos Aires in the summer of 2013. This course focuses on the assessment of the development impact of public policies and international assistance affecting slums, education, micro-credit, institutions, and the environment in developing countries, particularly in the Matanza-Riachuelo River Basin. Therefore, the majority of the course will focus on the past and current situation in Buenos Aires in relation to the River Basin clean-up effort. Students will be introduced to the policy and analytic issues involved in Buenos Aires, as well as to some other relevant comparative analytic data and country experiences. In preparation for fieldwork, part of the course will be focus on development student’s skills on quantitative and qualitative methods of social research. Students will also be involved in a semester long research assignment, utilizing those research tools. The final paper for this course will focus on the development of student’s proposed internship projects during the Summer 2013 IFP in Buenos Aires. Students should be aware that this class concentrates heavily on historical, political, and environmental issues in Buenos Aires.