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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP8083737, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SU2446, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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

Teacher in charge ELENA PISANI AGR/01

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 24/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 PISANI ELENA (Presidente)
SECCO LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
GIRALDO ANNA (Supplente)
1 Commissione 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 PISANI ELENA (Presidente)
SECCO LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
GIRALDO ANNA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Principle of Economics
Target skills and knowledge: A project is defined as a series of activities aimed at bringing about clearly specified objectives within a defined time-period and a detailed budget. A project also has clearly identified stakeholders, direct and indirect beneficiaries, clearly defined coordination, management and financing arrangements, a monitoring and evaluation system (EC, 2004).
This course has been designed to provide you will knowledges and skills in the designing of a concept note of a local development project, moreover the essentials of the evaluation will be provided.
At the end of the course, you will be able:
- To analyze the different stakeholders of a local context by using the Stakeholder Analysis Matrix, the Venn Diagram, and the SWOT analysis
- To analyze the problems and needs of a local context by using the problem tree with participatory techniques
- To build up a local development strategy based on general and specific objectives, results and activities, using the logical framework matrix.
You will learn to design the concept note of a project.
You will learn the essentials elements of project evaluation and their application.
Examination methods: For attending students:
- 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:
- Presentation of a Concept Note prepared by the individual student (50% of the final mark)
- Oral exam (50% of the final mark)
Assessment criteria: The assessment criteria will be:
1. Completeness and precision in the understanding of all the theoretical and applied parts. The teacher will decide which theoretical and applied parts to ask you during the exam and these parts will be a random sample of all the concepts presented during the course.
2. Technical correctness both in the use of technical terms presented during the course and in sentence formulation.
3. Capacity to link concepts presented in different modules of the course and to use relevant example.
4. Technical correctness required in your concept note of a local development project, using the technical language and technical tools provided during the course.
5. English correctness will also be considered, as far as eventual mistakes affect the concepts’ understanding.
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
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures, labs, project groups, speed dating.
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.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Students peer review

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Partnerships for the Goals