AIS5003 - Project Planning and Management for Development

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course takes a critical perspective to examine the design and implementation of various development projects. We pay particular attention to the politics in the process of the design and implementation of specific development projects, and explore how ordinary people’s lives have been impacted and how they adapt, reshape and/or resist to these projects. In the first part, we will a close reading of some classic works and familiarize ourselves with concepts and analytical tools to think about and evaluate development projects. In the second part, we will focus on different kinds of development projects such as technology, philanthropy and microcredit to take a close examination of the issues during the design and implementation of various development projects.

The course aims to equip students with a clear understanding of current dominant paradigms and approaches to project planning and management for development. Students are invited to assess the relevance of these paradigms and approaches. In particular, students are expected to focus on public interest issues, understand how various stakeholders - including government authorities, civil society organisations, market forces and the media - interact, and access and evaluate relevant information sources on development planning and management.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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