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This course will study interventions targeted at improving the quality of life of children at the example of Nepal focusing on three broad areas: (a) child health, (b) child work, and (c) availability and quality of education. After an introduction to the
Location:
Kathmandu, Nepal
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Dates: June 16 -27, 2014 Level: Graduate students Credits: 3 Description: Among Asia’s poorest countries (HDI of 157 out of 187 countries), land-locked Nepal lacks universal access to health care, compulsory education and essential legal protections for children. At the same time, resources for interventions in health and education and for law enforcement are far below of what would be needed. Data on the success of existing programs are often lacking and the quantity and quality of the available information are major issues.

This course will study interventions targeted at improving the quality of life of children at the example of Nepal focusing on three broad areas: (a) child health, (b) child work, and (c) availability and quality of education. After an introduction to the strategic planning and management of development programs, the students will be asked to select one of these three topic areas for further specialization. Participants in the course will learn though visits to international and local organizations and project sites, guest speakers, and discussions. They will work in small groups to design and execute a feasibility study for a prevention or intervention program in their selected area of specialization.

The Payson Center for International Development offers two (2) to three (3) week long programs with one (1) to two (2) courses per location. Courses are open to Tulane and non-Tulane graduate level-students. All courses earn three (3) credits
Cost:
$4,100 for one course or $7,500 for two which includes mandatory housing. (Note: Price does not include airfare).

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