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Department of Social & Policy Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

SP50220: Management of development (MID)

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To introduce students to key issues in the contemporary management of development.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants should develop an awareness of trends in contemporary development practice and understand how the management of development fits with a wider analysis of the development policy process.

Cross-cultural and interpersonal sensitivity (Taught/Facilitated). Concise, time-bound and effective written communication (e.g. briefings / exams) (T/F/Assessed). Effective oral communication (e.g. seminar presentations) (T/F). Ability to select, analyse and present numerical data (T/F). Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and models (T/F/A). Ability to synthesise multidisciplinary perspectives on the same problem (T/F/A). Ability to select and use appropriate ideas to produce a coherent response to a pre-set question (T/F/A). Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines (T/F/A). Ability to work effectively as part of a group or team (T/F).

The unit involves a review of process and blueprint approaches to project cycle management (including the use of logical framework, cost-benefit, and stakeholder analysis, contracting and performance assessment) with particular reference to micro enterprise development. It also analyses wider structures and systems of administration and governance, illustrated with reference to structural adjustment and public (including health) sector reform programmes. In both parts the emphasis will be on bringing out the relationship between development practices and underlying issues, including participation, power, sustainability, rationality.Illustrative content: Introduction: Policy, Programmes and Projects; Managing Organisations, Managing People; Project Appraisal; Appraisal exercise; Project Identification and Design Identification; Identification and Design exercise; Interventions and Internal Relationships External Relationships; Service Delivery; Service Delivery exercise; Intervention Evaluation; Evaluation exercise; Conclusion: Managing Development and Poverty Eradication.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

SP50220 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics Department of Social & Policy Sciences
  • THXX-AFM12 : MRes International Development (Full-time)
  • THXX-AFM22 : MRes International Development (Full-time)
  • THSP-AFM06 : MSc International Development (Full-time)
  • THSP-APM06 : MSc International Development (Part-time)
  • THSP-AFM13 : MSc International Public Policy Analysis (Full-time)
  • THSP-APM13 : MSc International Public Policy Analysis (Part-time)
  • THSP-AFM07 : MSc Wellbeing & Human Development (Full-time)
  • THSP-APM07 : MSc Wellbeing & Human Development (Part-time)
  • THSP-AFL06 : PG Dip International Development (Full-time)
  • THSP-APL06 : PG Dip International Development (Part-time)
  • THSP-AFL13 : PG Dip International Public Policy Analysis (Full-time)
  • THSP-APL13 : PG Dip International Public Policy Analysis (Part-time)
  • THSP-AFL07 : PG Dip Wellbeing & Human Development (Full-time)
  • THSP-APL07 : PG Dip Wellbeing & Human Development (Part-time)

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.