Finanzmanagement von Projekten (09.05. – 12.05.2022)

Die Kostenschätzung für ein neues Projekt oder die Bilanz einer ganzen Organisation kann herausfordern. Welche Möglichkeiten und Besonderheiten, aber auch Fallstricke gibt es bei Budgets von Entwicklungsprojekten? Wie sind die Finanzen einer ganzen Organisation zu lesen und zu verfolgen? Der Kurs vermittelt Grundkenntnisse über wichtige Instrumente des Finanzmanagements von Entwicklungsprojekten. Er wendet sich an Fachkräfte …

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M4P – Making Markets Work for the Poor (02.05.–06.05.2022)

This course provides a basic introduction to the concepts and methods behind M4P, an approach to understanding and overcoming the failure of systems to serve the needs of the poor. Contrary to traditional project approaches, in which implementing agencies provide or support services that go directly to the poor, an agency applying M4P acts as …

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ICT4D – Concepts, Strategies and Good Practices (04.04.–08.04.2022)

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) represent the fastest and deepest technical change experienced in international development. By now, they affect every development sector – the work of farmers and microentrepreneurs, healthcare workers and microfinance institutions, social mobilization and political change. Yet, the “digital dividends” are unevenly distributed and questions of “data justice” in development are …

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Mediation Process Design: Supporting Dialogue and Negotiation (28.03.–01.04.2022)

With development cooperation increasingly active in fragile con-​texts, practitioners are exposed to conflicts and mediation efforts in the areas where they work. To understand the dynamics and ways for development cooperation actors to improve collaboration with local and international third parties designing and guiding negotiation and mediation processes, practitioners need a better understanding of how …

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Evaluation of Projects and Programmes (21.03.–25.03.2022)

The course enables participants to plan, accompany and appraise evaluation processes effectively and efficiently. It deals with different types of evaluations within the framework of development cooperation. Participants acquire the knowledge and skills to appropriately apply various methods for analyzing processes and results of development projects and programmes. The use of evaluation results in the …

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Towards Food and Nutrition Security (14.03.–18.03.2022)

Ensuring food security and healthy nutrition for a growing population whilst respecting the earth’s planetary boundaries and coping with disasters such as COVID-​19 is an urgent and complex challenge. Yet even before the pandemic, chronic hunger and food-​related ill-​health was trending upward. How can we explain the paradox of people going hungry in a world …

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Planning and Monitoring of Projects (07.03.–11.03.2022)

The course introduces results-​oriented planning and monitoring of projects in development cooperation. Participants work through the various steps and analyses in planning, including problems, objectives and roles of stakeholders during context analysis. Participants learn how to design and implement a results-​oriented monitoring system, focusing on outcome monitoring and corresponding project reporting and steering. By using …

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Strategies for Behaviour Change (22.06 – 24.06.2022)

Behaviour change lies at the heart of many sustainable development interventions. Over the last 20 years, great strides have been made in understanding how people decide on the best choices for them, and what makes them act on their decisions. Integrating this knowledge into the design of policies has proven immensely effective. At the same …

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The Changing Landscape of Development Cooperation (20.06.–21.06.2022)

The landscape of development co-​operation has shifted dramatically in the past two decades, with many more players and very different dynamics between providers and recipients. The goal of this course is to consider what this means for development professionals. Providers of development cooperation now include not just donor agencies from wealthy nations, but also emerging …

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