Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries >> Content Detail

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2-3IIHistorical Advances in Developing and Developing Countries: Lessons for Planning
4-5IIIPaths Toward Reform

Planning and the "Right" Technical Choice

IVA: Traits of Technology as Determinant: Constraining and Facilitating

IVB: The Social Construction of Technical Choices


How Organizations Behave (Government, Firms, NGOs)

VA: Service-Delivery Organizatons and Civil Servants: Front-line Workers/Street-level Bureaucrats, Professionals

12-13VIWhat Works and What Doesn't: Interpretations and Misinterpretations
14-15VIIWorking with Corruption
16-17VIIITraditional Institutions (Politics, Patronage, and Clientelism): Hinders, Helps, or Both?

Implementation Experiences

IXA: Inter-agency Coordination, and Redundancy

IXB: Decentralization and Local Government

IXC: Mediating Inherent Disagreement and Conflict (Case study led by Prof. Xavier Briggs (Harvard JFKennedy School of Government/DUSP-HCED): double session, second half optional)

IXD: Decentralization and Local Government (continued)


Public-Private Synergy between Government and Civil Society: Business Associations, NGOs, etc.

XA: Synergy

XB: Special Session: "Contested High Modernism: the Politics of Development Planning in Durban, South Africa" (Professor Patrick Heller and Bongani Ngqulunga (Brown University, Sociology Department): double session, second half optional)

XC: Synergy (continued)

XD: What History Tells Us

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