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Program

Project Management

  1. Project Cycle Management / 15 contact hrs

    This module will introduce the six basic steps of the Project Cycle as adopted by the European Community, including
    Planning, Identification, Formulation-Appraisal, Financing, Implementation-Monitoring, Evaluation. In particular, these lectures will focus on planning and implementation, in synergy with the following modules.
    The module will provide an overview on PCM and analyze the different techniques to carry out feasibility studies and translate needs assessments into projects. Topics of discussion include the following: performing SWOT analysis and stakeholder analysis, building partnerships, using a participatory approach, sharing tasks with partners, planning for development VS planning for emergency; keeping relations between headquarters and field offices; logistics.

  2. Logical Framework / 15 contact hrs

    Turning the Tree of Problems into the Tree of Objectives is one of the steps of the Logical Framework, a technical tool which nowadays is required by most donor institutions in order to show the consequential relations among activities, results and objectives in a project proposal. The Logical Framework is made of a table of cells, ordered in a hierarchical pattern, which provide specific information on how the project activities may achieve the project objectives. In order to plan solid, consistent and verifiable activities, the Logframe requires specific indicators and external assumptions. Students, divided in groups, will be guided in the construction of a Logical Framework applied to a case-study. Despite some inherent limitations in capturing complex relations which cannot always be squared in cells, the Logical Framework is a powerful tool for identifying priorities, explaining the ratio behind activities, and submitting project proposals to donors.

  3. Budget Analysis and Design / 15 contact hrs

    Following PCM and Logical Framework, comes the task of looking into the details of budget design. This module will
    focus on the financial part of the project-building activity, which is crucial to attain accountability. Evaluating reasonable costs, avoiding wastes and planning expenditures efficiently represent valuable skills for a project designer. First, students will practice reading and interpreting the budget of a sample project, and afterwards they will practice drafting a budget related to a chronogram. Different kinds of eligible expenditures - such as personnel, material, local manpower, vehicles, administrative costs etc. - will be described and proper unit indicators will be used.

  4. Project Monitoring - Evaluation / 15 contact hrs

    After having underlined the relevance of constant monitoring to assess the progress of activities, this module will provide the students with the necessary competences for determining proper
    indicators and suitable criteria to measure the outcome of a project. Students will be introduced to the most widely used forms of indicator analysis. The lectures will highlight the difference between monitoring and evaluation, being the first dynamic and the second static, either ex-ante or ex-post. Then, the main criteria for evaluation will be introduced: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, transparency, sustainability. Particular attention will be dedicated to sustainability, sometimes considered but a mirage. Rightly so? The module will also highlight the importance of self-evaluation, and it will shed light on mid-term and final report writing.

Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration

MICAD

Phone: +972-2-2741241
Fax: +972-2-2744440

Dr. Fadi Kattan
Dean of the Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration
MICAD Director 
fkattan@bethlehem.edu / ext. 2445

Victoria Abu Al-Zelof
Program Assistant
vzelof@bethlehem.edu  / ext. 2427 

Bethlehem University Foundation
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Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
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Bethlehem, Palestine