PSIA, Master in International Development
Health systems and governance analysis of a given country (powerpoint and presentation (20% and 20%) ; Policy brieﬁng for country delegation to World Health Assembly (paper) (45%). The ﬁrst deliverable will be due mid-way through the class (date to be determined) and the student will be required to present their ﬁndings to the group. The second deliverable will be due after the last class (the date is to be determined). Workload : Students will be expected to have read the required readings and to participate in class discussions. Supplemental, non-required readings will be provided so students can explore areas of interest in greater depth. Pedagogical method : Interactive seminars. Course Description : Historically, the main driving force behind international cooperation in health was the control of infectious diseases. Most experts concur that formalized international cooperation in health dates back to the 1851 International Sanitary Conference. It can be argued that the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals are proof of the continued global commitment to international cooperation in health. In recent years, international cooperation in health has been justiﬁed and explained by referring to different rationales : charity (the donor/recipient paradigm), health security, economic, and cosmopolitan values (the right to health paradigm). Each of these motives can be used to explain or legitimize global health diplomacy efforts, but they do not necessarily lead to the same impact of the health systems in countries where global health programs are implemented. The 2014-2015 Ebola crisis in West Africa is one of many recent epidemics and has highlighted the continuing importance of international cooperation in health. It also highlighted the many failings of current cooperation and the ﬂaws in global health governance structures even more in current times when humanitarian needs and fragile contexts increase are abound. In this course, we will examine the impact of these different rationales for international cooperation in health on three essential 'building blocks' of health systems : ﬁnancial resources, human resources, and medicines. At the end of the course, participants are expected to be able to use the different rationales for engaging in international cooperation in health to brief a
country delegation on how to advance its interests at the next World Health Assembly. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION : ACTORS, FINANCE, INSTRUMENTS, POLICIES AND POLITICS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Marc COHEN (Socio-économiste (Développement)). Prerequisite : None. Previous internship or work experience in an international aid agency or NGO is desirable. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Group assignments : 40% Individual assignments : 30% Participation in class : 30% Workload : A total of twelve sessions of two hours each delivered in six weeks (four hours per week). Assignments require supplementary readings and independent research prior to the sessions. Pedagogical method : The methodology combines (i) structured lectures to introduce the key topics and concepts, (ii) individual or group assignments requiring students to research and critically review selected topics, (iii) discussion of development news. The emphasis is put on practical knowledge by making extensive use of agency reports. Course Description : The course aims at providing participants with a broad understanding of the international development scene and the emerging aid architecture. The respective mandates, priorities, policies and aid instruments of public and private stakeholders of the development ﬁnance landscape are outlined. The high level summits on development effectiveness, the international conferences on ﬁnancing for development, the Millennium Development Goals and the post 2015 agenda are discussed in the light of their role in shaping the policies and politics of int