Development Management Fourth Semester

DM 632: Development Planning and Project Management

The objective of this course is to provide knowledge to the students on basic problems and techniques in development planning including socio-cultural and economic conditions required for development, different stages of plan formulation and quantitative planning techniques. It also provides knowledge to the students on basic concepts, theories and analytical techniques of Project Management.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Planning and Project Management            (LH 10)
  • Concept of poverty, inequality, and development
  • Introduction to economic growth and development
  • Concept of plan, program and project
  • Relations between plan and project
  • Concept of project management
Unit 2: Project Planning    (LH 8)
  • Project identification: problem tree and objective tree
  • Stages of project and its cycle
  • Feasibility study and preparation of project report
Unit 3: Project Appraisal   (LH 12)
  • Concept of project appraisal, cash flow analysis; discounting and non-discounting techniques
  • Economic and social cost benefit analysis, risk, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis; environmental analysis
Unit 4: Project Implementation   (LH 10)
  • Project organization; network analysis: PERT and CPM
  • Project control: budgeting, financial management, inventory management
  • Project management information system (PMIS)
Unit 5: Monitoring and Evaluation         (LH 8)
  • Need for monitoring & evaluation of project
  • Logical framework approach; project monitoring and evaluation system adopted by National Planning Commission
  • Evaluation approaches adopted by international organizations (UNIDO & the World Bank), Case study            


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