Project cycle management for international development cooperation - Modulo theory
- A.A. 2016/2017
- CFU 4, 4(m)
- Ore 20, 20(m)
- Classe di laurea LM-52, LM-52(m)
Basic requirements to access the lessons are:
- 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.
The module (4 CFU) is the theoretical part of the exam (8 CFU) of 'Project cycle management for
international development cooperation'.
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
As expected results of the course, the students will have the theoretical background to read and
design a project.
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 Management.
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 approach)
- Monitoring and indicators
- 1. (A) European Commission Project Cycle Management Guidelines European Commission, Bruxelles, 2004 » Pagine/Capitoli: pages 1 - 56
In addition to the European Commission Guidelines, the slides used during the lessons will be uploaded on the professor's webpage after each lesson. The slides will not treat different topics from those exposed in the European Commission Guidelines. They will provide the students (attending and non attending the course) with additional information and examples for the 4 CFU of the Project Cycle Management for International cooperation - Theory module.
- Case histories;
- Working groups doing exercises and presenting their results to the class.