This course is aimed at developing a proposal for an international development project through group work. Suppose you are an expert consultant in a project, and you are requested to recommend development policies and projects to politicians and economic leaders in a developing country. It is necessary for the developing country to implement policies and projects which balance social and economic dimensions. Prioritization of policies or projects is essential, since the available budget is insufficient to cover all projects. Thus, politicians and economic leaders will need to select this specific policy and project as a priority issue for their limited resources. Students will propose an effective project in order to achieve the selected policy(ies), and then present an outline of the project which will include the project procedures, its side-effects on other sectors/policies, a budget plan with its financial resources and methods to be used for procurement.
Enhance and improve presentation and communication skills through group discussion.
International Development Projects, Project Evaluation, Priority Decision
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Mixture of lectures and group works.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation, Lecture (Project Evaluation)||Project Evaluation Methods|
|Class 2||Lecture (Engineering and International Development), Group work||Engineering and International Development|
|Class 3||Lecture (Sustainable and Capacity Development), Group work||Sustainable and Capacity Development|
|Class 4||Midterm Presentation|
|Class 5||Lecture (ICT Application for International Development), Group work||ICT Application for International Development|
|Class 6||Lecture (Disaster Risk Reduction and Development), Group work||Disaster Risk Reduction and Development|
|Class 7||Group work|
|Class 8||Final Presentation|
Exercise 35%, Report 20%, Midterm Presentation 20%, Final Presentation 25%