This course provides an introduction to project development and writing, explaining what project development is and why it's important. It covers the essential elements of a successful project proposal and the steps involved in the project development process. Additionally, the course teaches effective project writing strategies to help students communicate their ideas clearly and convincingly.

Results of the training

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • To highlight the basic concepts on a project proposal and what a project report entails


  • To introduce participants to problem identification, understanding the cause-effect


  • To introduce participants to the log frame- a Project design and analysis tool


  • To highlight the important writing skills needed and the steps to generate quality reports to share with readers/stakeholders


  • To enhance the capacity of trainees to develop highly competitive project proposal for donor funded projects


  • To increase the ability of trainees to generate and compile high quality technical reports.


The training will be structured as a series of modules, with quizzes and assessments to help participants track their progress and solidify their understanding of the material. It will also include interactive elements, such as workshops and one on one mentorship to allow participants to apply the concepts they learn and receive feedback from instructors and peers.


Tailor-Made Training

  • This training can also be customized for your institution, organization, or business upon request to a minimum of 1 to 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

Course Schedule

  1. Introduction to Project Development and Writing
  • What is project development and why is it important?
  • Elements of a successful project proposal
  • Steps in the project development process
  • Effective project writing strategies


  1. Understanding Budgeting
  • Importance of budgeting in project development
  • Components of a budget
  • Budgeting tools and techniques
  • Creating a realistic budget


  1. Access to Funding Opportunities
  • Identifying sources of funding for projects
  • Types of financing available (grants, loans, equity, etc.)
  • Understanding the application process
  • Tips for successful funding applications


  1. Project Development Case Studies
  • Real-life examples of successful project development and financing
  • Analysis of what made these projects successful
  • Lessons learned and key takeaways


  1. Mentorship in Developing Your Project Proposal
  • Writing a comprehensive project proposal
  • Incorporating budgeting and finance considerations into your proposal
  • Tips for presenting your proposal effectively


  1. Conclusion and Next Steps
  • Recap of key concepts and strategies
  • Action plan for moving forward with project development and financing
  • Additional resources and support for continued learning



Magdalena Spasovska

Program and Project Developer

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