Chapter 3

International Development Projects: Methods and Tools

Given the peculiarities highlighted in the previous chapter, specific methods and tools have been developed to manage ID projects.

In this chapter we introduce these methods and tools and we discuss their potential and limitations. The tools are introduced and briefly explained, considering their first or most widespread versions. In the next chapter, we further discuss and compare different versions of these instruments.

3.1 ID Projects’ Methods and Tools

3.1.1 Project-cycle management

Project-cycle management (PCM) is a term used to describe the management activities and decision-making procedures used during the life cycle of an ID project. In general terms, the “life cycle” ...

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