This course introduces students with concepts in development finance and how to manage  development finance in Ethiopia.

Course Contents

1.      Fundamentals of development Finance;

2.      financial management in government; planning and programming, financial information system,

3.       Public money management(resources mobilization, resource allocation),Foreign direct investment; public debt management;

4.      Financial market development and operation, short-run decision making; sources of finance; budgets; planning and control; analysis and interpretation of accounts; managing working capital; financial variance analysis; controlling the outcome of management activities;

5.      Monetary and fiscal policy of Ethiopia: fiscal decentralization and inter-government relations,

6.      International financial relations,

7.       Emerging issues in development finance(micro-finance institutions); challenges in development finance

This course focuses on the essential elements of planning, implementing and evaluating development projects in all its dimensions. The basic objective is to enable the students to be a good development project designers,evaluators,coordinators and mangers.

Course Contents:

1.      Project cycle; project planning tools (Log frame, PCM, PRA/RRA); project initiation; project maturity; project monitoring and evaluation;

2.      Project Preparation and Proposal Development; Problem Analysis; Objective Formulation and Project Design;

3.       Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility; Relevance of the Project;

4.       The Macroeconomic and Cultural Context and Policies of Projects;

5.       Project Efficiency; Project Effectiveness;

6.      Project Effect and Impact;

7.       Economic and Financial Analysis; Sustainability and Replicability.

This course is designed with an objective of providing awareness to the students about the dynamics of population and the causes and consequences of the environmental problems. Further it enable the students to become more sensitive about the environmental problems. 

Course Contents:

1.      Theories in population and environment; environment and development;

2.      Debates: Population and development; environment and development;

3.       Global trends in population and development, Environmental movements, gender and environment, development and displacement (policy and practical dimensions);

4.       Poverty, migration, environment, and development

5.       Environmental degradation, environmental protection and resource management,

6.      Indigenous knowledge on environmental conservation,

7.       Environmental Impact Assessment

Over the past few decades, governance and institutional reform have received significant attention across the world from governments, civil society organizations, international organizations, and international development agencies. The motivations and pressures vary across countries and regions. In many places, including the developed and other developed countries, there is an increased demand for more efficient government, greater accountability and better performance. In fact, these demands have pushed reform efforts, even as those reforms have followed different paths. However, many countries have witnessed that there are substantial gaps between announced reform programs and what is actually implemented, as well as between promised improvements and the results in reality. As a result, successive reform efforts have become an enduring part of the political and administrative landscape. In particular, in many low-income countries and emerging economies, donors and international financial institutions (IFIs) have demanded for better service delivery through governance reforms, and governments announce initiatives in everything ranging from civil service reform to anti-corruption to improvements in financial management and public service delivery. In reality, such reforms are difficult to implement and often languish as little more than rhetoric, face opposition, or are not given the resources needed to succeed. Furthermore, there are debates about the relationship between governance and development and the priority to be given to particular reforms, as well as dilemmas around the role of external actors and the “models” they urge on partner countries.


Given this context, this course primarily attempts to analyse these reforms and reform experiences. It looks at approaches to broad public sector reform and focuses on reforms aiming to improve performance, accountability, and participation. It draws on the experiences of developed and developing countries; there will be particular attention given to issues of governance and development and the challenges of governance reform in developing countries.


In the course, teaching will be based on both theory and practice and will use examples and cases from a variety of countries and reform experiences. It is appropriate for students of public service administration, public management, international development, or international affairs and is aimed at those interested in governance, designing and implementing governance reforms, political analysis of reform, and the role of development cooperation.

In the last few years, the study of policy and policy-making has become one of the most fashionable branches of the academic disciplines in many countries of the developing world.  Public policy is a new discipline in many countries of the developing world. The course is being introduced in order to prepare students for understanding and analyzing public policy in India. Public Policy is an emerging discipline worldwide. In order to make students familiar with emerging areas and issues in political science this course is being introduced in the first semester. The course is divided into four units. On the one hand the course introduces the concept and debates around public policy and governance. On the other hand it also includes practical issues of public policy making in India while incorporating the two popular schemes. The links for essential readings will be available on my blog as well as departmental website. You can access it on university website through clicking on the department link.

This course provides students with the skills that they need to operate as effective public sector leaders and managers. It also helps students learn how to analyze problems and think creatively to come up with original approaches to policy issues. This course contributes by training students to apply their knowledge and skills to solve society’s most pressing problems.

It develops a critical understanding of the relationship between input and output dimensions of governance and policy making. Students also acquire important tools of policy analysis and a detailed practical understanding of the political, economic and social drivers that shape governance form agenda setting through to implementation and evaluation.