Zurich School for Continuing Education

Planning and Monitoring of Projects

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About the course

This course introduces results-​oriented project planning and monitoring in the field of development cooperation. Participants work through the different steps of project planning, using the logical framework approach, and learn how to design and implement monitoring. Practical examples and experience illustrate the steps of the project management cycle ranging from inception to project steering and reporting. Exercises and examples from the field encourage student participation and peer learning.

 

Key Topics

  • Basic concepts of result-​oriented project cycle management
  • Methods, instruments and resources needed for project planning
  • The logical framework as a project planning and monitoring tool
  • Methods, instruments and resources needed for project monitoring and the development of a monitoring system, including indicators for assessing objectives, achievements and steering adjustments
  • Alternatives to the logical framework approach in project cycle management

Who should attend

Students of the MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation as well as interested persons with at least 24 months work experience in international development cooperation. PhD students who conduct empirical research within the field of development cooperation.

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Kimon Schneider

Kimon Schneider is a senior scientist at NADEL. After graduating with a degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Zurich, he completed the Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation at NADEL (ETH Zurich). He then worked several years as Program Manager for different internat...

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Borgen Nilsen

Linn Borgen Nilsen has been a senior scientist at NADEL since October 2014. After graduating from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) in 2004, she has worked at both research institutes and in international development organizations. From 2009 to 2014 she was employed by the Food and ...

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