This course will not be offered autumn 2024.

Recent Trends in Development Assistance (UTVB3130)

Bachelor's course
For exchange students

The course will cover key issues of international development assistance as it is currently organized. It will focus on processes and trends internationally and in recipient countries. Focus will be on the way aid is organized and implemented today. These issues will be illustrated through empirical case studies from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

  • Admission requirements

    The course is open to international students on an exchange programme who have completed at least a one-year introductory course in Development Studies or equivalent courses within social sciences.

  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    Application deadline for international students on an exchange programme (e.g. Erasmus): 15 April.

  • Content

    The following themes will be included:

    • Key actors in development assistance (non-traditional donors, multilateral organizations, for-profit actors)
    • Aid and the Sustainable Development Goals (with an emphasis on health and education)
    • New modalities of aid (budget support and performance-based aid)
    • The "environmentalization", "securitization" and "marketization" of aid
    • The effects of aid for recipient countries
  • Course description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (student.oslomet.no).

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

Questions about this course?

You can contact us by e-mail if you have questions about this course.