Institutions, Governance, and International Development

PADM-GP.2201, 3 points.

Semester: Spring, Fall


This course introduces the theory and practice of institutional reform in developing and transitional countries. It reviews the evolution of international development paradigms, examining how the role, structure, and management of institutions, the public sector, and non-governmental organizations have changed in response to shifting economic and political trends, with a particular emphasis on accountability. The focus is on major institutional and managerial reforms intended to promote good governance as less developed economies liberalize and their societies democratize. Key topics include issues of property rights, knowledge and innovation, learning, the rule of law, decentralization/intergovernmental relations, civil service reforms, anticorruption, citizen engagement, and public-private partnerships. In addition, the roles of international development aid and the external institutions that support institutional and managerial reform in developing and transitional countries are introduced. The course concludes with a synthetic review and a comparative case study exercise.



Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2016Salo Vinocur CoslovskySyllabus
Fall 2015Salo Vinocur CoslovskySyllabus
Spring 2015John GershmanSyllabus
Spring 2014Salo Vinocur CoslovskySyllabus
Fall 2013Natasha IskanderSyllabus
Fall 2012John GershmanSyllabus
Fall 2012Natasha IskanderSyllabus
Spring 2012Salo Vinocur CoslovskySyllabus
Fall 2012Salo Vinocur CoslovskySyllabus
Spring 2012Natasha IskanderSyllabus
Fall 2011Salo Vinocur CoslovskySyllabus
Spring 2011Syllabus
Fall 2010Natasha IskanderSyllabus
Spring 2010Salo Vinocur CoslovskySyllabus
Fall 2009Paul SmokeSyllabus
Spring 2010Salo Vinocur CoslovskySyllabus
Spring 2010Natasha IskanderSyllabus
Fall 2010Salo Vinocur CoslovskySyllabus
Spring 2009John GershmanSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2015Salo CoslovskyEvaluation
Fall 2015Salo CoslovskyEvaluation
Spring 2015Paul SmokeEvaluation
Spring 2015John GershmanEvaluation
Fall 2014Salo CoslovskyEvaluation
Spring 2014Salo CoslovskyEvaluation
Fall 2013Natasha IskanderEvaluation
Fall 2013Natasha IskanderEvaluation
Spring 2013Natasha IskanderEvaluation
Spring 2012Iskander, NatashaEvaluation
Spring 2012Coslovsky, SaloEvaluation
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Iskander, Natasha

Weekly Schedule:
Mon - 12:20 pm to 1:55 pm

Session Dates:
09/06/2016 to 12/16/2016

Bldg:GCASL Room:288

Coslovsky, Salo V

Weekly Schedule:
Mon - 6:45 pm to 8:25 pm

Session Dates:
09/06/2016 to 12/16/2016

Bldg:GCASL Room:279