Spring 2014 ("W" Optional) — M 14:00-16:40
This course examines a range of issues in international development from a gender perspective, with a particular focus on women and girls. Students will review recent literature on gender and development, including how development policies, programs and issues affect men and women, and girls and boys, differently. The course also covers recent trends in economic growth and development across low, middle and high-income countries. Students will have the opportunity to examine development issues, policies, and programs that address poverty and development in a range of sectors including health, education, agriculture, microfinance, and the environment. The major student work project will be to examine a development project or program in one particular country or community and assess its impact, including a gender perspective.