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Managing for a Change: How to Run Community Development Projects

Handbook / Manual

By: Anthony Davies

164 pages, Illus, tabs

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1997 | #82840 | ISBN: 1853393991
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This book provides the reader with an insight into project planning and management, including problem identification, mobilising a group, solution identification and planning, resource identification and cost estimating, project funding, book-keeping, and post-project management.


Part 1 Problem identification: cause-effect relationship; problem analysis; community analysis; questions and exercises. Part 2 Mobilizing a group: the first step; formation of a group; duties of the executive and committee members; group meetings; qualities of a good leader; group constitutions and standing orders; business letter writing; questions and exercises. Part 3 Solution identification and planning: training; setting objectives; identifying solutions; identifying project actions; project planning for change; group commercial projects; questions and exercises. Part 4 Resource identification and cost estimating: resource identification; cost estimating; questions and exercises. Part 5 Project funding: self help; loans; grants; combined financing; questions and exercises. Part 6 Basic bookkeeping and records: invoices and bills; receipts; accounts; project diary; bank accounts; questions and exercises. Part 7 Project supervision: monitoring and evaluation; decision taking; conflict resolution; managing change; project management; financial control; quality control; planned procurement; time management; questions and exercises. Part 8 Project execution: getting started; employing contractors; managing activities; communications and reporting; project completion; questions and exercises. Part 9 Post-project activities: post-project management; management of profit making enterprises; management of non-profit making group activities; questions and exercises.

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