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IDA5220 - The Art and Business of International Development

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Craig Thorburn


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit offers a practical, hands-on approach for learning a range of applied skills needed by professionals in international development organizations. It will introduce students to the working culture of institutions involved in international aid and development. The unit will cultivate knowledge of the range of organisations and institutions involved in international development, funding requirements of aid agencies, development management skills such as the logical framework (logframe) approach, and project proposals writing, monitoring and evaluation.


Individual presentation (20-25 mins): 20%
Group preparation of Logical Framework (25-30 mins): 30%
Project Proposal (4500 words): 50%

Contact hours

3 hour seminar/tutorial per week


6-12 points of core 4th year units