Poverty, Inequality and Human Development
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This course analyses the multi-faceted meaning, conceptual dimensions, and common measurements of poverty, inequality and human development, and examines the link among them in an overarching context of economic growth and development of developing countries. It critically examines the relationship between poverty and education, health, gender, governance, conflict, environment, and geography. Using theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence, students are engaged in discussions on the effectiveness of programs and policies used by governments and development institutions to alleviate poverty and inequality and enhance human development. Students are encouraged to consult Global Affairs Canada's website for information on Canada’s role and development agenda for poverty reduction and humanitarian assistance in developing countries, and seek innovative ways that lead to transformative changes to improve human well-being in the developing world.