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International Development Studies
Jack Arn

Lecture 5 notes Summary Introduction Review nature of rbm Central tenants Project cycle: - At least 5 stages o Identification o Preparation and formulation o Appraisal o Implementation o Evaluation - Issue of the problems tree is the method - Some test of feasibility - Theory and practice Problem tree: - From macro level development problems to actual project interventions: o Contingent on the relationships (below) - Cause – effect - Means – ends - Means – ends (positive) - Breaking large problems down to manageable discrete projects - Binaries and more - Ex: Food shortages  hillside production decrease  hill erosion  bad harvests  rice production has gone down  irrigation problem  irregular inputs Class exercise: Groups of 10: Problem tree of at least 4 levels, cause-effect and means-ends relationships One of the following MDGs and CIDA properties 1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger (less than 1$ a day) 2. Achieve universal primary education 3. Promote gender equality and the empowerment of women 4. Reduce child mortality 5. Improve maternal health 6. Combat hiv/aids and malaria 7. Environmental sustainability 8. Develop a global partnership CIDAs priority sectors – more strategic and sect oral focus 1. Promoting good governance 2. Improving health outcomes 3. Strengthening basic education 4. Private sector development 5. Environmental sustainability Results based management - Simplicity - Learning by doing – iterative - Broad application - Partnership - Accountability – individuals/managers - Transparency RBM – 6 distinct components - Stakeholder participation - Defining expected results - Identif
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