TRADE 7009 - International Aid and Trade

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

This course examines issues related to aid effectiveness and the role of 'aid for trade' in achieving sustainable development. It begins by examining the debate over whether aid has been effective in promoting economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries in recent decades. It then moves on to a discussion of the factors that shape aid effectiveness, including contextual political economy factors and factors related to the ways in which donors deliver and administer aid. This then forms the basis for analysing the role and effectiveness of Aid for Trade. As a relatively recent phenomena, we analyse the potential contribution it can make to the achievement of more sustainable trade related development goals and its role in assisting developing countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals. Practical case-studies will feature throughout the course.

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