Fundamentals Of Development Planning

Start: Oct 16, 2023
End: Oct 27, 2023
Venue: Lilongwe - Malawi
Duration: 2 weeks
Statement of Need

Development planning processes are a vital aspect in prioritizing the key drivers of economic development in any country. These processes significantly shape the destiny of a country. They prioritize the areas in which scarce resources are targeted and align the entire government development agenda to address economic and social needs of the country. Engaging in evidence based analysis of the key sectors of the economy, relating this analysis to international and regional development agenda and contextualizing priorities that best suit the economy is critical as is deciphering mega-trends and emerging scenarios in a global geopolitical landscape.

Who Attends

Policy makers, planners and economists in the ministry of planning and those working in the national planning authorities, ministry of finance and economic development. Representatives from other ministries serving in similar capacities may also benefit from the course. Local government trade and investment committees would also benefit.

How participants will benefit

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Explain the key concepts of development planning and different types of development loans;
• Analyze the challenges involved in the formulation of various development plans;
• Utilize participatory development planning techniques and appropriate tools for development planning;
• Prioritize development needs and develop strategies to address these needs in the national development plans and analyze and develop different future scenarios and projections required for national development planning;
• Design, implement, monitor and evaluate development plans;map the key sectors and develop a resource allocation criteria across the sectors.


1500 USD To cover tuition and training materials only.