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Short Course Offered Spring Semester: ECON 290–Aid & Development in Africa

Posted on November 8, 2017 | Filed under Archive

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Economics Professor Steve Onyeiwu and Jonathan White ’92, regional director for East and Southern Africa, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA in Washington, D.C., are team teaching this one-credit short course on campus March 20-26 from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Professor Onyeiwu at to register. Prerequisite: ECON 100 or ECON 101 (or permission of instructor).

Description: An exploration of U.S. foreign assistance and its impact on Africa’s development. The course discusses the theory, history and rationale for aid as well as an analysis of key debates on the impact of aid in Africa. It will cover the evolution of the role of U.S. foreign assistance from the Marshall Plan to the creation of new and innovative partnerships such as the Millennium Challenge Corporation and USAID Global Development Alliances. The course provides an overview of U.S. government agencies providing foreign assistance and policies aimed at making aid more effective.
May be taken for a grade or for Credit/No Credit. Credits: 1