First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Course unit
PROJECT PLANNING AND EVALUATION
SUP4065305, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT (Ord. 2017)
SU2297, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PROJECT PLANNING AND EVALUATION
Website of the academic structure http://www.dissgea.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-SU2297-000ZZ-2017-SUP4065305-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ELENA PISANI AGR/01

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SUP4065305 PROJECT PLANNING AND EVALUATION ELENA PISANI IA2384

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/01 Rural economy and evaluation 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 PISANI ELENA (Presidente)
SECCO LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
CASTIGLIONI MARIA (Supplente)
GIRALDO ANNA (Supplente)
SURIAN ALESSIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Principle of Economics
Target skills and knowledge: The course is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in programming, designing and evaluating projects.
At the end of the course, you will be able to structure a concept note of a local development project and specifically:
- the context analysis of your project,
- the analysis of problems and objectives based on the problem and objective trees,
- the logical framework
- the budget
- the monitoring and evaluation plan.
Moreover you will be able to check for funding with the EU funds.
Examination methods: For attending students (STEDE and LD):
- Presentation of a Concept Note prepared by a project group of three students (50% of the final mark)
- Oral exam (50% of the final mark)

For not attending students (LD only):
Oral exam (in this case the student does not have to present the Concept Note).
Assessment criteria: 1. Completeness and precision in the understanding of the theoretical and applied parts.
2. Capacity of formulation a concept note of a local development project.
Course unit contents: Introduction:
Organization, teaching materials, web sites, exams, etc. (SEE MOODLE)
Project planning of local development
Donors of local development projects
Typologies of local development projects

Project Cycle Management (PCM):
The Project Cycle Management
Context Analysis, problem and objective trees, strategy selection
Logical framework
Activities, resources, budget
Administrative Procedures

Project evaluation:
Introducing to monitoring and evaluation
Preparing effective development evaluation
Conducting development evaluation

Class labs:
Problem tree and problem objective
Logical framework
Budget
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures, labs, project groups
Additional notes about suggested reading: The readings and pdf presentations will be available on the Moodle platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • European Commission, Aid Delivery Methods. Project Cycle Management Guidelines. Brussels: European Union Publications Office, 2004.
  • European Commission, Evaluation Methods for the European Union's External Assistance. Brussels: European Union Publications Office, --.