• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies, Gender Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Patrick Kilby
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
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The course investigates the tools used in the management for development programs in a critical fashion.  In particular, the course focusses on how different perspectives in aid programming (including women, beneficiary, administrator and donor), and the level of their participation will influence program outcomes; and how these perspectives can be better incorporated in the tools used for designing development projects

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Design a small scale development project and be able to contribute to the design of major projects;
  2. Defend, in a policy setting,  the different perspective of stakeholders in a development program;
  3. Demonstrate an understand of  the difficulties of including gender perspectives in development work;
  4. Critically analyse a complete Logical Framework Analysis in a national policy or development program context; and
  5. Apply the most appropriate monitoring and evaluating approach to a particular development program.

Other Information

Course materials will be delivered online including a pre-recorded daily lecture; a live classroom session (one hour) as a seminar/tutorial, and the posting of discussion reflections, and questions based on the readings on-line.

Indicative Assessment

Project Design, max 10 pages plus annexes (45%) [Learning outcome 1, 4, 5]

Literature Review, 2000 words (25%) [Learning outcomes 2, 3]

Contribution to Daily Online Forums (20%) [Learning outcomes 2,3,4,5]

Tutorial participation (online or in class) (10%) [Learning outcomes 1,2,3,4,5]

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130 of total student learning time made up from: a) 20 hours of contact over 12 weeks delivered over 10 days: 10 hours of lecturers and 10 hours of live classroom seminar/tutorials; and, b) 110 hours of independent student work including online discussion, research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed POGO8117 or POGO8008.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1002 01 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 In Person N/A
1749 01 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 Online N/A

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