The Private Sector in International Development

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Private Sector Internatl Devel

Spring 2018

Taught By: Thatcher, Anastasia

Section: A

CRN: 5304

Credits: 3

The role of the private sector as a development sector actor has expanded and evolved. In 2011, private sector development assistance was estimated between $22-53 billion–and growing at a rate of 80-100% over the last five years. INGOs, donor and local governments all cite private sector partnerships as a strategic priority. Over the last decade FDI has expanded 10-fold compared to a 3-fold increase in official development assistance (ODA). Currently pharmaceutical companies spend billions on global health, each year. Companies like Danone, Vodafone and Barclays and others have set up dedicated social impact venture funds. The course will give a framework for understanding the different modalities of private sector (multinational company) engagement in development, including models of philanthropy, CSR, corporate volunteering, impact investing, and shared value. The course will use a case study based approach to emphasize a ‘real-life’ view of how decision-making happens, how and why organizations partner together, and the power and pitfalls of market-based development approaches. The class style will cover practical skills needed to influence and advance private sector thinking, including teaming, public speaking, problem solving, as well as development of persuasive arguments and business cases.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 7:13pm 4/19/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 513

Date Range: 1/25/2018 - 5/10/2018