Evaluation of rural development projects and policies (M.Sc.) (700550)


The submodule "Evaluation of rural development projects and policies (700550)" is conducted in combination with the submodules "Political evaluation (700247)" and "Project planning and management (700376)".

In cooperation with the chair of "International Food Economics and Rural Development" this submodule teaches and trains the economic and financial evaluation of rural development projects (especially cost-benefit analysis). The methods are illustrated by examples and the students learn to apply these methods in different exercises.


Learning objectives and competences

Based on the acquired basic knowledge, students should be able to:

(i) describe and explain the development of international political frameworks

ii) analyze political case studies independently

iii) apply basic principles of impact analysis and cost-benefit analysis

(iv) apply aspects of environmental and welfare economics to case studies

(v) understand sustainable development, change management, and international coordination

(vi) critically analyze and develop a forestry case study.



Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Carola Paul

Exam: 1. Part: written exam (90min) 50%

            2. Part: term paper (max. 5 pages) 50%


Access requirement: none

Language: English

Recommended previous knowledge: none

Frequency of offer: every summer semester

Duration: 1 Semester

Recommended semester: /

Workload: Attendance time 56 hours; self-study 124 hours