Development, N.G.Os and Foreign Aid

The details
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
19 November 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA L900 International Development,
BA L901 International Development (Including Year Abroad),
BA L902 International Development (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module examines international development and foreign aid combining theory, empirics and practice. In the first part of the module, we examine theories and concepts of development and the evaluation of development interventions. We then focus in on foreign aid. The second part of the module examines the policies and politics of foreign aid from the perspective of donor countries, international organizations and recipient countries. The third part of the module examines the, sometimes controversial, role of foreign aid in four issue areas: international security, migration, global health and environmental resilience.

Module aims

Throughout the module, we examine a range of N.G.O. development programmes and their outcomes and, finally, students are given a chance to develop a proposal for a development programme of their own.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

1 x 2 hour seminar per week


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Critical Summary 30%
Coursework Concept Note 02/03/2020 40%
Practical Presentation 30%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr. Miranda Simon
Module Supervisor: Miranda Simon - miranda.simon@essex.ac.uk / Module Administrator: Lewis Olley - govquery@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

Dr Arzu Kibris
Associate Professor
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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