Netherlands, Maastricht

Development Project Management

when 4 July 2016 - 8 July 2016
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 425

Project Cycle Management, PCM, is a tool used by most of the global multi-lateral development agencies: from the EU to the World Bank, to identify and formulate projects. This course has been designed to appeal to students interested in the aid/development sector as well as students who are interested in logical models that can be applied to project design.

The course is organized in 8 teaching blocks:
1. Introduction to PCM
- Project as a Concept
- The Cycle of Operations: PDCA
- Analytical process generating a well defined product
- Linking Projects to Policies
2. Programming
- National Indicative Programming (NLTPS, PRSP);
- World Bank Indicative Programming
- EU Indicative Programming
- Linking Policies, Programs and Projects
3. Identification
- Stakeholders Analysis
- Problems Analysis
- Objectives Hierarchy
- Building the Intervention Logic
4. Formulation
- The Log Frame Matrix: Structure and Content
- Assumptions;
- Risks;
- Indicators;
- Sources of Verification;
- Practical Suggestions on How to Manage the Log Frame Matrix
5. The Planning Phase
- How to define a time spam for a project
- How to prepare a budget
6. Implementation and Reporting
- Types, Contents and Objectives of Project Reports
- Procurement Methods
- Evaluation Grids
- Types of Contracts
7. Monitoring & Evaluation
- Introduction to the concepts of Monitoring and Evaluation.
- The ROM Approach
- Evaluation Criteria

The general approach is guided by the ultimate goal of having a Log Frame Matrix (EC template) designed by the end of the course. In order to achieve such a goal, the trainees will undergo through a logical process involving specific assignments:
- Selection of a project concept;
- Analysis of the relevance and coherency of selected concept;
- Identification of the stakeholders involved in the project concept and selection of the target group;
- Elaboration of the problem tree;
- Establishment of the objectives hierarchy;
- Preparation of the project’s logframe;

Course leader

Rui Santos, Maastricht School of Management

Target group

This course has been designed to appeal to students interested in the aid/development sector as well as students who are interested in logical models that can be applied to project design.

Fee info

EUR 425: Course plus course materials (if combined with Development Project Proposals: € 400)

Scholarships

Not available.