Course Title: Planning and Project Management 

Course Code. RDS 427                                                                                                 Full Marks: 70

Year: Fourth                                                                                                             Pass Marks: 28

Paper: IX                                                                                                       Teaching Hours: 105


Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to acquaint the students with the basic idea of planning and project management.

Contents                                                                                                                                            TH

Unit-I: Planning for Rural Development                                                                                        15

1.1 Concept and Characteristics of Planning

1.2 Objectives of planning

1.3 Types of Planning

1.4 Formulation of Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives

1.5 Importance of Local Planning in development

Unit-II: Local Government Plan Formulation (LGPF) in Nepal                                     15

2.1 LGPF Steps

2.2 Involvement and role of stakeholders in LGPF

2.3 Linkage among National, Provincial and Local Plan

2.4 Problems and Challenges in LGPF process

2.5 Measures for effective LGPF

Unit-III: Project and Development                                                                                      20

3.1 Concept of Project

3.2 Characteristics of Project

3.3 Project Classification

3.4 Plan, Program, and Project Relationship

3.5 Skills for Project Management

3.6 Project Cycle

Unit-IV: Project Formulation and Implementation                                                                       30

4.1 Project Identification

4.1.1 Need assessment, Situation analysis

4.2 Project Formulation

4.2.1 Feasibility Study

4.2.2 Stakeholder Analysis, Problem Tree and Objective Analysis, SWOC Analysis, Critical path analysis, risk assessment

4.2.3 Logical Framework, Work Plan, Budgeting

4.3 Project Appraisal

4.3.1 Concept and criteria of project appraisal

4.4 Project Implementation

4.4.1 Procedures and Challenges

Unit-V: Monitoring and Evaluation                                                                                                15

5.1 Meaning, objectives, types and differentiation of Monitoring and Evaluation

5.2. Quality Assurance and Quality Control

3.   Result Based and Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Unit-VI: Project Proposal Writing and Report Writing                                                               10


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