Development in Practice: The Challenge of Africa's Low Income Economies

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Development in Practice

Spring 2018

Taught By: Elaine Tontoh

Section: A

CRN: 6182

Credits: 4

The major concern of the course is with Africa’s development crisis. Why has Africa remained the poorest continent in the World? Why are more than half of its countries least developed? This course will be divided into three parts. First, the course seeks to address Africa’s development from a historical perspective. The second part focuses on eight priority areas of development– Productive Capacity Building; Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development; Trade; Commodities; Human and Social Development; Multiple Crises and Emerging Challenges; Financial Resource Mobilization; Good Governance – which are also the areas of focus of the Istanbul Program of Action (IPoA) for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for the decade 2011 - 2020 being pursued by the United Nations. The IPoA is aimed at overcoming economic structural challenges, eradicating poverty and enabling half the countries to meet the criteria for graduation from the LDC category.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Economics (LECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:29pm 6/24/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 354C

Date Range: 1/22/2018 - 5/14/2018