Course Title: Planning and Project Management
Course Code. RDS 427 Full Marks: 70
Year: Fourth Pass Marks: 28
Paper: IX Teaching Hours: 105
The objective of this course is to acquaint the students with the basic idea of planning and project management.
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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Adhkari. Dhurba. and Chardramani (1998). Project Management and Planning. Kathmandu: Shristi Prakasan (in Nepali).
Agrawal. G.R. (2005). Project Management in Nepal. Bhotahity Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors (Eutaile Samet chha).
Chandra. P. (1997). Project Planning Analysis, Selection, Implementation and Review, New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hills Publishing C0.Ltd.
FAO (2001). Project Cycle Management Technical Guide. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization.
Lary, R. (2008). Project Management step by Step. New Delhi: Sultan Chand & Sons.