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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Course unit
ESSENTIALS OF PROJECT PLANNING AND EVALUATION
SUP8083737, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
SU2446, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ESSENTIALS OF PROJECT PLANNING AND EVALUATION
Website of the academic structure www.dissgea.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
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

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SUP8083737 ESSENTIALS OF PROJECT PLANNING AND EVALUATION ELENA PISANI IA2447

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
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Syllabus
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
Budget
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)