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SP30278: Development finance

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Social & Policy Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 50% (CW 50%)
  • Exam 50% (EX 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce the various channels and associated problems in making finance available to relatively poor people and countries.
To illustrate the functioning of some of these channels by exploring the institutional and incentive structure
To explore concepts and theories relevant to understanding institutions and instruments for moving money between independent agencies with more than purely commercial intent.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the unit, students should be able to demonstrate: the ability to apply tools of economic analysis to issues associated with development finance; an understanding of the operational aspects of diverse development finance instruments and their welfare implications.

Skills:
Ability to apply analytical tools and theoretical ideas to real issues.
Ability to critically read specialist articles in this area.
Ability to conduct preliminary research on selected topics and present the results in a succinct and coherent manner.

Content:
Definition of development finance. Rational choice and institutional theories of development finance applied to specific agencies and complex systems. Evaluation of development finance impact. Microfinance. Social protection. Remittances and gift giving. Financial sector development. Business sector development. Sovereign finance and direct foreign investment. Official aid. Finance and alternative development. Humanitarian assistance. Climate finance.); Indicative text. Stephen Spratt (2010) Development Finance: debates, dogmas and new directions (Routledge).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

SP30278 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Social & Policy Sciences
  • UHSP-AFB21 : BSc(Hons) International Development with Economics (Year 3)
  • UHSP-AKB21 : BSc(Hons) International Development with Economics with Year long work placement (Year 4)

SP30278 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AAB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UHES-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UHES-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AAB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AKB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UHES-ACB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-ACB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AFB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics (Year 3)
  • UHPL-AAB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AKB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics with Year long work placement (Year 4)

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