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Diploma In International Development

International development places focus on socio-economic development issues of concern to the developing countries in contrast to the developed world. Issues such as poverty, foreign aid, conflicts, governance, human rights, climate change, and global inequalities are central to the theme of internal development. However, to work in the field of international development, one needs to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to function effectively in challenging circumstances
The objective of this course therefore is to equip learners with the knowledge to understand and analyze contemporary issues in international development.
The course accords students an opportunity to understand development processes, interventions, theories, policies, and government structures in the global context. The course is structured around some key questions including:
• What does “development” mean?
• Experience of development influenced theories of development?
• The role of the state in development?
• The role of international development organizations
• The role of (NGOs) as development actors?
• What is sustainable development and how can it be achieved?
• Is foreign aid effective?
• What is economic development?
• Practicing development in a way that is respectful of local knowledge, cultures, and diverse individual aspirations?

Course Outline:
• Introduction to International Development Studies
• What is Development?
• Theories of Development
• The State and Development
• Free trade & Fair Trade
• Environment and Development
• Foreign Aid
• Gender & Development
• Sustainable Development Goals
• Sustainable Development
This course is offered through distance learning.

Course Period: 
Six Months (Course starts on 1st of Every Month)

Course Level:  
Diploma in International Development
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