Development Finance, the World Bank, and IFIs (LAW-726-002)
Assessment:Paper & Class Participation.
This course presents students with an overview of the legal and institutional foundations and frameworks of international financial institutions and of development finance. It begins with and focuses on the World Bank, and includes analysis of other prime sources of development finance, such as bilateral institutions and the private sector. The course will begin with consideration of the rationale and genesis behind these institutions, and once the framework is understood, it will focus on the relationship of IFIs with an array of key aspects of today’s society. To that extent, the course will explore issues related to IFIs and development finance and accountability, human rights, Indigenous Peoples, climate change, labor and working conditions, and civil society. The course will examine where international finance has been, and where it is headed. In this context, new emerging actors such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank will be considered.
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