Semester Offering: August

The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and analytical skills related to management of development projects focusing on assessment and implementation stages of project management. The methods and techniques which will be provided cover the applications in urban development and environmental management projects and interventions such as community-based development, networking, training and applied research.


Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:

1.  Validate the concepts of development projects, project framework and results-based management, project management stages and challenges.
2.   Apply tools, analyze projects, and undertake project implementation, project monitoring and evaluation, and project communications.
3.   Apply systems analysis and methods for assessing and implementing projects of urban environmental management.




I.   Concepts of Development Projects
1.        Nature of Development Projects
2.        Types and Challenges of Development Projects

II.   Project Framework, Environment and Planning
1.         Project Cycle
2.         Project Environment and Risk
3.         Results-based Management
4.         Project Planning

III.   Assessment of Development Projects
1.         Logical Framework Analysis
2.         Economic and Financial Analysis
3.         Environmental and Social Analysis
4.         Gender Analysis

IV.   Implementation of Development Projects
1.         Project Management in the Context of Developing Countries
2.         Project Management Information System (PMIS)
3.         Cases in Implementing Urban Environmental Management Projects

V.   Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects
1.         Developing Project Monitoring
2.         Project Evaluation
3.         Project communications




No designated textbook, but class notes and handouts will be provided.


1.      Potts, D. (2002). Project Planning and Analysis for Development, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., Colorado.
2.      Dale, R. (2004). Evaluating Development Programmes and Projects, Sage Publications, (2nd Edition), Sage, London.
3.      Roche, C. (2000). Impact Assessment for Development Agencies, Oxam, London.
4.      Davies, A. (1997). Management for Change, Intermediate Technology Publication, London.


1.      Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor and Francis
2.      International Journal of Project Management, Elsevier
3.      Project Management Journal, Wiley Online Library
4.      Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Taylor and Francis
5.      International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, InderScience

1.  SEA-UEMA Project (2007). Gender Equality in Urban Environmental Management in Selected Southeast Asian Cities, AIT.
2.  SEA-UEMA Project (2006). Proceedings of International Conference on Integrated Solid Waste Management in Southeast Asian Cities, AIT.
3.   SEA-UEMA Project (2007). Training Module on Managing UEM Projects, AIT.
4.   CIDA (1998). Gender-based analysis: a guide for policy-making.
5.   ADB(1999). Handbook for the Economic Analysis of Water Supply Projects.
6.   World Bank (1996). Handbook on Economic Analysis of Investment Operations.
7.   WASTE (2001). Financial and Economic Issues in Integrated Sustainable Waste Management.
8. Marissol, E. (2000). Learning from Change Issues and Experiences in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, International Development Research Centre (Canada).


·         Lectures                                                         : 25 hours
·         Self-study including required readings   : 75 hours
·         Group assignment and presentation      : 10 hours
·         Individual (take home) assignment         : 15 hours


The teaching and learning methods involves lectures using multimedia presentation slides, group assignment and presentation. Instruction manual and lecture outline are used as a base for course delivery. Additional readings are also used to improve classroom discussions and assignments.


The final grade will be computed from the following constituent parts: assignments (30%, 15% each for individual and group), mid-semester exam (30%), and final exam (40%). All examinations are closed book.

An “A” would be awarded if a student can elaborate the knowledge learned in class by presenting his/her own analysis from the relevant journal articles and required readings. A “B” would be awarded if a student shows an overall understanding of all topics, a “C” would be awarded if a student meets below average expectation on both knowledge and analysis, and a “D” would be given if a student does not meet basic expectations in analyzing or understanding the issues presented in the course.