A new course on Project Cycle Management and Results Measurement in Fragile Settings took place in New Delhi from 30 July to 03 August 2018.
Delivering development results in fragile situations is a challenge. Successful projects need well-trained project staff. To achieve desired outcomes of development programmes and projects, in particular in fragile settings such as Afghanistan, proficiency in project and programme cycle management (PPCM) is key and often hard to come by.
PPCM is an overall analytical and methodological framework for results-based management. Proficient use of PPCM techniques is essential when it comes to ensuring that programs and projects are relevant, feasible and effective in promoting development. This course provided a training offer with adapted PPCM methodologies and tools relevant for development interventions in fragile situations.
The participative course was tailored for fragile settings and answered the following questions:
- What are the characteristics of development intervention in Fragile Settings? Which emerging practices and lessons learned related to PPCM in fragile states can be extrapolated for each phase?
- Which tools, techniques and methodologies are successful in PPCM in fragile settings?
- Which factors and conditions are infl uencing successfully the design, implementation and evaluation of projects and programs in Fragile Settings?
- What are the current strategies utilized to engage stakeholders?
- How can you ensure project sustainability?
- Which elements should be considered for building an M&E system adapted to the context of projects?
The course was based on an evaluation and training needs analysis carried out by the ITCILO to ensure offering the most needed skills and needed tools. In line with the findings, the learning process was highly interactive, offering the background knowledge on the development in fragile situations, PPCM tools in key processes of program and project management combined with illustrative case material. Exchange of experience and good practice among participants was encouraged as a learning result in its own right. The course used the pedagogical framework of the Turin learning approach, which is based on relevance, quality and impact.