A thirty-six minute captured lecture providing an introduction to the LSE's International Development BSc and Diploma, hosted by Tim Forsyth. The video has a Creative Commons Attribution licence which allows copying and remixing.
Video and Audio Lectures in Development Economics
This video from TED.com features a 19 minute presentation by Paul Collier about The Bottom Billion. Around the world right now, one billion people are trapped in poor or failing countries. How can we help them? Economist Paul Collier lays out a bold, compassionate plan for closing the gap between rich and poor. Paul Collier’s book The Bottom Billion shows what is happening to the poorest people in the world, and offers ideas for opening up opportunities to all. Users can download the audio or video to their desktop or watch it online.
A series of 24 video lectures from a course given at MIT in Spring 2011 and released as part of the OpenCourseWare initiative. Topics include "What is a poverty trap?" "Is There a Nutrition-Based Poverty Trap?" "Risk and insurance", savings in developing countries and "The Promise and Perils of Microfinance".
This one-and-a-half hour video dates from October 2010 and is a lecture discussing the role of government and institutions in growth, using the example of the BRIC countries.
A ten-minute introduction to the basic concepts of development economics, featuring contributions from academics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
This group has been formed by Boston Universitys Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and Latin American Studies Program, to study Latin American economics and development. A meeting was held in November 2010 and there are a number of interesting video clips from this event which featured a public symposium. Presenters include Prof Scott Palmer, Dr Ramon Espinasa and Prof Adil Najam. This could provide some topical teaching materials and different viewpoints on development economics. There are also some free online publications available.
Sachs is director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and was a special advisor to the UN Secretary General. This section of the Earth Institute home page collects audio, video and transcripts of his media appearances and talks on the topic of international development. The videos vary in length and are usually available in multiple formats.