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International Development Cooperation (IDC) DGP14

  • Asignatura de 38 h
  • Área de Derecho Comparado, Internacional y de la integración 


Stephanie de Moerloose

Síntesis de contenidos


This course will explore development cooperation in an international context, focusing as much as possible on Latin America. It will describe chosen development challenges faced by the international community, and the actors working on reducing social and economic disparities. The class will use a variety of examples, including guest-speakers from the development professions, and insist on exchange of opinions.

Introduction: Brief presentation of development cooperation. 2. Milestones and challenges to IDC. Aid regulation: the Millennium Development Goals, the High Level Forums on Aid Effectiveness (the Monterrey Consensus, the Paris Declaration etc). Special focus: aid allocation; implementation of aid effectiveness; hunger. 3. Main public IDC actors: Main International Organizations (I.O.) working on IDC, such as the UN, the DAC, the OECD: structure, tasks and field work; Embassies: organization, type of grants and projects in Argentina. 4. Study of specific types of development programs: Loan versus grants; conditional Cash Transfer programs in Latin America, focusing on child labor; the Millennium Development Project; Budget support. 5. Non-Governmental Organizations (ngos). Challenges for ngos: ngos and the State, participation, legitimacy; presentation of NGO projects in Argentina. 6. Financing for Development: The International Financial Institutions (World Bank, IADB etc); Project finance practical issues: focus on the work of IADB in Argentina; Microfinance. 7. Chosen issues of IDC (subject to interests of the students). Culture, intellectual property rights and indigenous population; Environment: specific challenges including the Brown Environmental Agenda, the Riachuelo river, the Kyoto Protocol and biodiversity; The Policy Coherence for Development.

Régimen de evaluación

Participación en clases, tareas grupales, quizzes y examen final (arts. 29 a 33 del Reglamento mye).


Asignatura sujeta a disponibilidad cada año. Se dicta en inglés.