Project Management for Donor Funded Projects
The ATI Project Management training for Donor Funded Projects(PMD 01) course examines the role of the “project” relative to other aid delivery methods such as sector support and budget support used by the Donors/Development partners in pursuit of development cooperation objectives. An analysis of all the different phases of the project/programme cycle will be carried out to emphasise the methodology for preparing, implementing and evaluating projects and programmes sponsored by donors. Reference will be made to various Donors such as AfDB, ADB, World Bank, UNDP, GIZ, BADEA etc
Particular effort will be made to bring clarity to the terminology used by donors/development partners for the different stages for the project/programme cycle. While project management skills are obviously important for donor funded or sponsored projects, interestingly the methods and tools that donor funded project managers use can be helpful for everyone.
The principal training objective is to ensure participants have enhanced capacity and understanding in the areas of Project Cycle Management, Logical framework Approach, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Identification, Project Formulation, Appraisal and Project Implementation. Participants will able to design project/programmes that meet the requirements of the major Donors and Development Partners.
This programme is aimed at project team members, project administrators, coordinators and project managers as well as other officials who want to understand the key drivers of project management in both governmental and non-government organisations in order to create stakeholder value for the public.
Upon completing this programme, the delegates should be able to:
- Understand the funding trends of major Development Partners
- Understand project cycle, decision points, key documents and use of the Quality Frame
- Understand the principles of the Logical Framework Approach
- Know how to design a project according to the Logical Framework Approach
- Identify how to prepare and assess the quality of a Logical Framework Matrix
- Know how to prepare activity schedules and how to prepare budgets and resources schedules
- Understand how to assess project implementation arrangements
- Know how to design a Monitoring and Evaluation System
- Know how to accurately choose indicators and sources of verification
- Understand how to apply the 5 evaluation criteria used by the major Donors/Development partners