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Development Projects Management

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €598 per programme

Overview

Governments, NGOs and private organizations in the developing world are increasingly engaged in donor-funded projects. Often they are asked to formulate project proposals that are economically, socially, politically and environmentally viable. To handle these often complex and demanding processes, project managers need to possess the latest knowledge on various project design tools. 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.

Course Duration and Dates
This is a one week course running from the 13th of July until the 17th of July, 2020

ECTS
The number of credits earned after successfully concluding this course is the equivalent of 6 ECTS according to Maastricht University’s guidelines. For further information see the MSS terms and conditions


Goals
- Understand development project as a concept;
- Knowledge of the Project Life Cycle and the involved decision-making processes;
- Familiar with the Log Frame Approach;
- Aware of the importance of preparing quality documents throughout the cycle of operations;
- Familiar with the analytical tools required to characterise problems and needs;
- Knowledge of the planning tools required to assess the feasibility of a given project;
- Aware of the importance of considering the adequate assumptions while designing a project;
- Aware of the three dimensions involved in the design of a project;
- Understand how and why the log frame is structured as a comprehensive logic model.


Instruction language
English

Prerequisites
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. Interest on development related subjects is obviously an advantage and additional motivation.

Recommended literature
The Road to Results – World Bank openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/2699/526780PUB0Road101Official0Use0Only1.pdf?sequence=1

Project Management Methodology – Council of Europe
www.coe.int/en/web/project-management-methodology/tools

Aid Delivery Methods
ec.europa.eu/europeaid/sites/devco/files/methodology-aid-delivery-methods-project-cycle-management-200403_en_2.pdf

Development Projects Management – Rui Miguel Santos (ibook for iPad, iPhone, Mac)
itunes.apple.com/pt/book/development-project-management/id791511292?mt=11


Teaching methods
• Lectures
• Assignments
• Presentations
• Work in Subgroups

Assessment methods
• Assignments
• Attendance
• Participation
• Presentations

Apply now! Block 3.1 2019/20
Application deadline
Jun 8, 2020 23:59
Europe/Amsterdam time
Studies commence
Jul 13, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Block 3.1 2019/20
Application deadline
Jun 8, 2020 23:59
Europe/Amsterdam time
Studies commence
Jul 13, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States