Accueil > Non State Actors & Global health


Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

Since global health issues are at the top of the international agenda, researchers and politics are discussing who should be in charge of global health governance. Indeed, the international landscape of actors involved in global health activities has moved extremely fast. Although bilateral or multilateral agencies remain important players, they have to compose with new organizations, which only characteristic they share is to be Non State Actors (NGOs, Family Foundations, Public-Private partnerships, Companies…). During this course we'll try to understand who those non state actors are and how they fit in the global health arena. Given their diversity, NGOs will be covered more extensively. This focus will also allow us to discuss the project cycle, action strategies, technical assistance, and will end with a simulation over a case study. Course requirements - grading and assessment (required, 300 characters maximum, in the language of instruction). Please indicate (i) the type of assessment: take-home papers, oral presentation, individual, group, participation, etc.; (ii) the time-frame for each assessment during the semester, % of each assessment in the final average grade (minimum of two assessments). 1. A group work on a case study (4 weeks) : Presenting an NGO project to a donor (40%) 2. A final assessment - written examination (2 hours) : (40%) 3. Attendance and participation during the course (20%)


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One article (5 – 10 pages) to read before each course.

Required reading

  • « Les ONG » Philippe Ryfman. Ed La Découverte
  • The Challenge of Global Health Laurie Garrett Foreign Affairs, January/February 2007
  • Project Cycle Management. European Union :

Additional required reading

  • Rethinking the Global Health System. Chatam House. 2015
  • From sovereignty to solidarity: a renewed concept of global health for an era of complex interdependence. Julio Frenk. Lancet 2015