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Project cycle management for international development cooperation - Modulo theory

  • A.A. 2014/2015
  • CFU 4, 4(m)
  • Ore 20, 20(m)
  • Classe di laurea LM-52, LM-62(m)
Alessandro Valenza / Professore a contratto

Basic requirements to access the lessons are:
- B2 level in English (comprehension, spoken language, written language);
- Knowledge of the European institutional, social and economic context;
- Knowledge of the role of the development policies at European level;
- Knowledge of the role of EU cooperation policies;
- Competencies in team working and public speaking.
The participation will be easier for the students having experienced multilingual
and multicultural contexts thanks to university exchange programmes or other
personal opportunities. The exercises will demonstrate the necessity to cooperate, in
order to achieve a common result, with people who are different in terms of language
and culture.

Obiettivi del corso

The objective of the course is to provide the students with a general vision of
the Project Cycle Management, with particular regard to the 'Identification',
'Programming', and 'Monitoring and Evaluation" phases.

Programma del corso

The course highlights the relationships between public policies, programmes
for international development cooperation, co-funded projects. From a general
point of view, all international donors are concerned. More specifically, examples on
the European commission programmes are given.
Evaluation is considered as a key to interpret the whole Project Cycle
The concepts of ex-ante, in itinere and ex-post evaluation are introduced and
deepened with reference to the evaluation of several cooperation programmes.
The programme of the lessons follows:
- Presentation of the course: summary of the issues, bibliography
- Link between policies and programmes: Programming phase
- Link between programmes and projects: Identification phase
- Evaluation of the project and programme (qualitative and quantitative
- Monitoring and indicators

Testi (A)dottati, (C)onsigliati
  • 1.  (A) European Commission Project Cycle Management Guidelines European Commission, Bruxelles, 2004 » Pagine/Capitoli: 1-56
Metodi didattici
  • - Lessons
    - Case histories
    - Working groups doing exercises and presenting their results to the class
Modalità di valutazione
  • - Written exercises
    - Production of essays
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Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che si intende utilizzare per la valutazione