Archived Versions

11.471 Targeting the Poor: Local Economic Development in Developing Countries

As taught in: Spring 2010

Photograph of instructor and students engaged in class discussion.

Photograph of Professor Tendler (left side of picture, speaking) leading a classroom discussion. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)




Prof. Judith Tendler

Karin Brandt
Course Assistant

Course Features

Course Description

This course treats public-sector policies, programs, and projects that attempt to increase employment through development-promoting measures in the economic realm, through support and regulation. It discusses the types of initiatives, tasks, and environments that are most conducive to equitable outcomes, and emphasizes throughout the understandings gained about why certain initiatives work and others don’t.