Management and Planning in International Development Work, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Management and Planning in International Development Work, 7.5 credits
Kursplan för studenter höst 2020
Kurskod: LMWG10
Fastställd av: Utbildningschef 2020-05-25
Gäller fr.o.m.: Hösten 2020
Version: 1
Utbildningsnivå: Grundnivå
Utbildningsområde: Samhällsvetenskapliga området
Ämnesgrupp: FU1
Fördjupning: G1N
Huvudområde: Globala studier


On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

Kunskap och förståelse

- descripe project management and project planning in international development work
- describe the process of project design and development in international development work
- describe the international and national policy framework, and its implications for project planning within development organizations and institutions
- display knowledge of prerequisites for sustainable project management

Färdighet och förmåga

- use and apply tools and models for planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects
- applied collaboration skills and team work in design of project application

Värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt

- problematize and compare the strenghts and weaknesses of teamwork, leadership and Project-based work in international contexts.
- critically discuss the complexity and challenges of working with development aid and projects in an international context


• Swedish policy framework guiding development aid
• Designing a project application
• Tools for project management and project planning
• Leadership and teamwork


The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and exercises performed individually or in groups.
A digital learning platform is used.

Students who have been admitted to and registered on a course have the right to receive instruction/supervision for the duration of the time period specified for the particular course to which they were accepted. After that, the right to receive instruction/supervision expires.

Undervisningen bedrivs på engelska.


General entry requirements or the equivalent. English proficiency is required. Exemption is granted from the requirement in Swedish.

Examination och betyg

Kursen bedöms med betygen A, B, C, D, E, FX eller F.

Examination is composed of three assignments:

- A process-oriented seminar with written group examination, 3.5 credits (Pass or fail)
- Two individual written assignments 4,0 credits (A-F)
The group seminar and examination is process-oriented work which means that students need to participate in those in order to pass the course.

The grades A, B, C, D and E are all passing grades. For courses with more than one examination, students are given a final grade based on an overall assessment of all examinations included in the course. The final grade of the course is issued only when all course units have been passed.

The examination is based on instructions during seminars and course literature.

The examination must allow for students to be assessed on an individual basis. Students may not make a second attempt at any examination (or element of examination) already passed in order to receive a higher grade. Further information concerning assessment and grading criteria is provided in a study guide distributed at the beginning of the course.

Students are guaranteed a minimum of three examination occasions, including the regular occasion. If a student has failed the same examination three times, the student is entitled to request that the next examination is assessed and graded by a new examiner if possible. The decision to accept or reject such a request is made by the vice dean of education. In case the course is terminated or significantly altered, examination according to the present course syllabus shall be offered on at least two occasions in the course of one year after the termination/alteration.

Poängregistrering av examinationen för kursen sker enligt följande system:
Written group examination and Seminar13,5 hpU/G
Written individual assignments and Seminars4 hpA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
1 The examination is graded Fail (U) or Pass (G).


At the end of the course, a course evaluation is performed and commented on by the course coordinator and, if possible, a student/students (course developer/s). The course evaluation, which is published on the relevant learning platform and submitted to the study administration, is to function as a basis for future improvements to the course.


The course is part of the program on Global studies and focuses on questions related to development aid and national and international agreements and policies on global development. The work with projects is studied from a theoretical as well as practical point of view.

The course is normally given in English but will be given in Swedish if all the students enrolled in the course speak Swedish.


Bakewell, Oliver & Garbutt, Anne (2005). The use and abuse of the logical framework approach. International NGO Training and Research Centre, Oxford. 34 p.

Collins, Jim (2005). Good to Great and the social sectors. Why business thinking is not the answer. Elements Design Group, San Fransisco. 35 p.

Government of Sweden (2016). Policy framework for Swedish development
cooperation and humanitarian assistance. Government Communication. 2016/17:60, Stockholm. 65 p.

NORAD, Norweigan Agency for Development cooperation (2008). Results Management in Norweigan Development cooperation, A practical guide, Oslo.36p.

Odén, Bertil & Wohlgemuth, Lennart (2013). Swedish Development Cooperation and Policy
in an International Perspective, no 24 University of Gothenburg, Göteborg. 65 p.

Shutt, Cathy (2016). Towards and alternative development management paradigm?
Expertgruppen för biståndsanalys. Rapport 2016:07, Expertgruppen för biståndsanalys, Stockholm. 83 p.

Vähämäki, Janet., Schmidt, Martin & Molander, Joakim (2011). Review: Resultbased management in development cooperation. Riksbankens jubileumsfond, Stockholm. 53 p.

Wheelan, Susan A (2015). Creating Effective Teams; a guide for members and leaders. Sage
publications Inc, London. 168 p.

Additional articles and text, approximately 400 pages.

Reference literature:

Citing Sources – How to Create Literature References.

The Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide – Jönköping University
Information about plagiarism at higher education institutions

Also available in the course event on the e-learning platform