Course Outline - Development Economics

  

Date Posted: 12/3/2011 5:31:24 AM

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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS CEC 302
COURSE OUTLINE

The purpose of this course is to expose students to the current and past views of development planning within economies of developing economies, hence giving them knowledge and skills as regards to planning techniques and its applications
To achieve the above students will be required to read extensively on the recommended literature and shall be allocated special thematic areas to undertake comprehensive research and where necessary make presentations. Course material will be presented mainly in lecture form.

Course Content

TOPIC ONE; AN OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
? Meaning of development planning
? Processes of development planning within economies of developing countries
? Economic planning as element of economic development
? Essential elements of development planning

TOPIC TWO; APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
? Forms of development planning
? Methods of development planning
? Features of development planning
? Problems of development planning

TOPIC THREE; MODELLING AND FORECASTING IN PLANNING
? Nature of planning models
? Role of models in planning
? Important aspects in choosing planning models
? Harrod-Dommar model in planning
? Input-Output approach towards planning

TOPIC FOUR; INVESTMENT CRITERIA AND COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS
? Investment criteria
? Project evaluation and cost benefit analysis
? Criteria for project evaluation
? Sources of project ideas
? Feasibility studies in development planning
? Aspects of project analysis and monitoring

REFERENCES
? Todaro.M.P Development Planning, Models, and Methods
? Square. L.Van der Tall.H.G Economic analysis of projects.

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