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Fall 2010 - 60880 - PA682GA - Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues

International Development Aid for Climate Change Adaption in Africa

Instructor(s): Weaver, Catherine
Unique Number: 60880
Day & Time: T 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.316/350
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Course Overview

Each student will be required to take this two-semester course in his or her second year. Topics will vary. In each course, a research team of ten to twenty students led by one or two professors will study a contemporary policy problem of interest to a specific client. Policy research projects are both client- and product-oriented and serve as instruments for both learning and public service.

Section Description

There are billions of dollars in international development aid that flow into Africa every year to alleviate poverty and promote socio-economic development, and a significant portion of this is now targeted to assist countries in adapting to climate change that is expected to negatively affect their development progress. Yet in the midst of raging debates about the benefits, transparency and accountability of international aid to Africa, what do we really know about how much and what kind of aid is going towards climate change adaptation, and to what effect?

This PRP examines international development aid for climate adaptation in Africa. It is funded by a multiyear, multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva