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Project Cycle Management Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Program Information

Project Cycle Management (PCM) was introduced by the European Commission in the early 1990’s to improve the quality of project design and management and thereby to improve aid effectiveness.


In 1992 the European Commission adopted “Project Cycle Management” (PCM) as its primary set of project design and management tools (based on the Logical Framework Approach).


Project Cycle Management (PCM) principles and the Logical Frame Approach are the first and foremost tools to aid thinking. These tools can be used in several areas of aid Management, including Development Projects. They are also instruments to help Project Development Transition from problems to solutions and, in turn, to serve policy goals. PCM and the Log Frame Approach are used by most global multilateral development agencies, from the EU to the World Bank and UN Agencies, to identify and formulate projects.


By the end of this program participants will be familiar with the procedures used by the donor agencies to identify, formulate and manage development projects and thus be capable of preparing successful project proposals. In addition, this course focuses on developing and integrating an appropriate strategy and exit plan in Project Proposal Development, Developing Monitoring and follow-up tools for the implementation of the disengagement plan of action, and to develop a fast-track approach with the involvement of all main stakeholders for programmes or projects which need to be ended within a very short period of time.

Program Methodology

The training methodology used is designed to encourage maximum participation by all delegates. The presenter will suggest ideas and theories to the delegates and then encourage them to test out the ideas by the use of discussion, small group work, exercises and feedback. Each day of the seminar will end by delegates completing their own record of what has been learned on the day and considering how the ideas might be transferred back to the workplace.

Program Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will understand:

  • The Role of the Project Cycle, and Key Activities to be undertaken at each stage
  • The Principles of Project Cycle Management & the Logical Framework Approach (LFA)
  • How to use the LFA to assess a project document & identify information needs for a feasibility study
  • How to structure terms of reference for feasibility studies
  • The role of the Log frame in Project Monitoring & Evaluation
  • The Importance of the Integrated Approach & the PCM basic format


Target Audience

  • Project Planners/Managers, Program Managers/Officers, Task Managers & Supervisors from National/Counterpart Government, International Donor Agencies and NGOs involved in Project Design, Proposal Writing, M&E looking to strengthen their Project Design & Development & Project M&E abilities.
  • Commission Staff from all levels of Management at Headquarters and Delegations
  • Individuals those interested in working/involved in Development and Humanitarian Projects

Target Competencies

  • Understanding Project Cycle Management
  • The Project Cycle
    • Policy Setting
    • Identification
    • Formulation – Appraisal
    • Contracting – Commitment
    • Implementation (Monitoring and Mid-Term Evaluation & Final Evaluation)
  • Limitations of Project Cycle Management Instruments and Procedures
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Problem Analysis
  • Analysis of Objectives
  • Strategy Analysis
  • Identify the Intervention logic and Assumptions
  • Factors Ensuring Sustainability
  • Objectively Verifiable Indicators (OVIs)
  • Assumptions and preconditions
  • Source of Verification (SOVs)
  • Procedures to develop and application of the logical framework
  • A Project Design Methodology in 10 steps
  • Indicators: How to use them as a Management Tool?
    • Indicators for Monitoring
    • Performance Indicators (Action and Results)
    • Indicators of Reaction
    • Direct and Indirect Indicators
    • Indicators for Evaluation
    • Formulation of Indicators
  • Activity and Resource Schedules
  • Assumptions and sustainability Assessments
  • Prepare Terms of Reference
  • The Quality Assessment Tool
  • Designing A Monitoring System
  • Review Implementation Procedures
  • Project Evaluation and Reporting

Registration Information

Program Dates: 24-26 October 2018

Registration Closes on: 30 September 2018


Program Fee: $2450

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