• Project cycle: process and management.
• EC call for proposals: initiation and working with EC funding
• Understanding different approaches to poverty and development: multiple
realities and the discourses of development.
• Using participatory tools for project management: power and empowerment.
Identifying and analysing stakeholders: who do you work with and what they
• Using a problem tree and objectives tree to analyse a situation: identifying
strategies to achieve the results you want
• Working within a logical framework structure: EC and project cycle
• Building the implementation plan: Strategic and activity planning.
• Understanding the role of monitoring and evaluation in the project cycle:
Adjustment and close.
International Development: 2 Day Project Management Cycle
The course provides a comprehensive overview of project management for international development by looking at and working through the project cycle. This new 2-day training course covers the tools and processes that are needed to plan and manage effective development projects in compliance with donor funding.
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The day project management cycle for international development training is a training
course designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed in planning and
managing an international development project. This training has been developed by
international development practitioners who are experts in the field. This international
development training will be addressing the specific tools needed when initiating and
overseeing an international development project. Unlike other international
development trainings, our course is fully hands on and involves participatory learning.
Furthering this course, we have 2 practical international development trainings based in
Africa. Unlike volunteering abroad, these international development courses take you
through the different stages of designing and implementing an international
development project as set out by international donors. Our 2 practical international
development trainings run for two weeks and six weeks. The two week course looks at
designing and planning and international development project. The six week course
builds on this through an immersion and the implementation of the international
development intervention. Both courses have been developed in collaboration with the
Royal Geographical Society, UNICEF, WFP and Concern Universal, and represent a
programme that will help when applying for international development jobs, and will be
invaluable when embarking on an international development career.
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As the biggest aid donor in the world, this course follows the specifics of European Commission (EC) funding formats while taking you through project cycle management. Participants will be made familiar with the concepts of problem analysis, analysis of objectives and strategy analysis using Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques while taking the logical framework (logframe) approach.
The logframe approach can encourage transparency and flexibility in planning projects with stakeholders. It is a powerful way to clarify the relationship between activities and objectives, coordinate resources and, identify future opportunities and difficulties.
The participatory approaches section of the course will build on the one day training, addressing the socio-cultural realities of the poor in perceptions of poverty and pro-poor interventions. We will discuss issues of power and the problems that they represent, and practice the tools and techniques of participation as we fill out a concept note and logframe matrix for the EC call for proposals.
Finally, you will analyse your project framework and will be guided through the process of identifying verifiable indicators and sources of verification. While discussing the importance of monitoring and evaluation, you will be taken through the process of developing a monitoring and evaluation system in line with your logframe matrix that satisfies multiple stakeholders.
Those who would like to get a greater understanding of international development project management, and those who wish to work more effectively in improving lives through development programmes.
David Measures is the Director of Social and Economic Development with over ten years in the field. A post graduate from the Institute of Development Studies, he is a socio-economist, specialising in sustainable livelihoods, innovations and the wellbeing approach. He has expert experience in designing and implementing development interventions in collaboration with bilateral and multilateral donors, in Sub-Sahara Africa and the Western Pacific. David takes a multi-disciplinary approach to his work, including anthropology, sociology and economics, and has been lecturing and facilitating international development courses for over five years.
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1 Kensington Gore,
London, SW7 2AR
(includes lunch and refreshments)
Students and RGS members £205 (excluding VAT at 20%)
Individuals £250 (excluding VAT at 20%)
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