11.701 Introduction to Planning & Institutional Processes in Developing Countries

Fall 2003

Flags of various countries.
Flags of Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Sudam, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and China. (Image courtesy of MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course consists of assignments and readings that form the basis for discussions about planning in developing countries.

Course Description

This introductory course helps students learn to pose questions and analyze problems in the field of planning in developing countries. Not arguing for one "right" approach, the course draws on grounded empirical experiences -- historical and recent -- to help students navigate the way they approach their future work in developing-country governments, NGOs and international organizations.  

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Judith Tendler

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session