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UCB i190 Spring 2014 ICTD in Practice Lect 4

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UCB i190 Spring 2014 ICTD in Practice Lect 4

  1. 1. Class Website: i190spring2014.sanng.com i190 Spring 2014: Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD) in Practice University of California Berkeley, School of Information LECTURE 4: 3 Feb 2014 Instructor: San Ng (www.sanng.com)
  2. 2. Review: Last Class Conceptual Week1: Introduction to Course W2: What is Development? W3: What is ICTD W4: Who Does What in Practice? Mapping the ICTD Landscape ICTD in Practice: Core Skills Technical (Applications) W5: Overarching Issues of Technical Applications W6: Infrastructure, Telecenters, Agriculture, W7: Health, Education, Microfinance W8: Governance and Law Theories of Development Measurement of Development Does Development work? Careers in Development Management W9: Intro to Project Management W10: Break W11: Planning and Assessment W12: Budgeting, Scheduling, Fundraising W13: Implementation W14: Monitoring and Evaluation/ Next Cycle
  3. 3. Theories of International Development ???!!!!! Liberalism Critics of Liberalism Modernization Dependency Post-Modernization Neo-Liberalism Globalization Institution Civil Society Sustainable development Rights Based Approaches Gender Based Development as Freedom
  4. 4. Theories of International Development A Very Simple Framework MARKET Liberalism Modernization Neo-Liberalism Globalization Institutions STATE/ PEOPLE Post-Modernization Civil Society Critics of Liberalism Sustainable development Development as Freedom Rights Based Approaches Gender Based Dependency
  5. 5. Theories of International Development You are a top level Fill-in-your-theory-of-belief donor trying to address Country A’s low skill worker migration issues. There are no jobs at home- workers migrate and work in rich countries to send home remittances. Families are broken up and the trends results in massive social and economic issues in the country. You have $10M to design a program that works based on your International Development belief system. What are the most important activities of that program, and why? (15 mins group exercise, then presentation)
  6. 6. Theories of International Development
  7. 7. Agenda Conceptual Week1: Introduction to Course W2: What is Development? W3: What is ICTD W4: Who Does What in Practice? Mapping the ICTD Landscape ICTD in Practice: Core Skills Technical (Applications) W5: Overarching Issues of Technical Applications W6: Infrastructure, Telecenters, Agriculture, W7: Health, Education, Microfinance W8: Governance and Law Theories of Development Measurement of Development Does Development work? Careers in Development Management W9: Intro to Project Management W10: Break W11: Planning and Assessment W12: Budgeting, Scheduling, Fundraising W13: Implementation W14: Monitoring and Evaluation/ Next Cycle
  8. 8. Measurement of International Development •http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_reveals_ new_insights_on_poverty.html Mortality vs Population? •Some typical index/indicators: •Well Being ? Happiness? GDP, GINI, Mortality Rate, Population, Education, Security, etc, etc, etc, etc…
  9. 9. Measurement of International Development In Practice, mainly: • Human Development Index (HDI) http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/hdi • World Bank’s World Development Indicators (WDI) http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/all
  10. 10. Measurement of International Development
  11. 11. Does International Development Work?
  12. 12. Careers in International Development

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