Managing the Implementation of Development Projects – Resource Kit for Instructors and Students now available for free download from the World Bank


2 June 2013 – Washington, DC, USA – The World Bank has announced the availability of a world-class teaching and learning program on Managing the Implementation of Development Projects, A Resource Kit on CD-ROM for Instructors and Practitioners – Course Syllabus and CD-ROM.    The entire resource kit can now be downloaded at no cost at https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/13630.

Originally developed by Bob Youker while he was still at the World Bank Institute and first published in 2006, the resource kit includes twelve modules with instruction and learning materials for both teachers and learners.  The kit was intended to support the World Bank’s “teach the teachers” approach to sharing knowledge and promoting project management principles in countries where the bank was financing development programs and projects.

managing-the-implementation-of-development-projectsFrom the WB website: This 12-module CD-ROM library of print-based learning materials is designed for classroom training of developing country project managers responsible for overseeing the implementation of development and other projects. Each module includes performance-based instructional objectives; module and session outlines with a timetable of activities; scripted lectures with corresponding visuals; case studies, exercises, and solution sets with teaching notes; self-assessment questions and answers; and selected readings. The resource kit provides enough information and practice to instill a solid understanding of the principles of project implementation and an awareness of good practices.

According to Bob Youker, “The good news is that the entire WBI training kit is now available free online at the World Bank website.  This is a big deal because the power points include a full script, so it is a personal training program as well as a free set of training materials. This is a valuable project management training resource that should be of interest in many countries.”

This project management training resource has a retail price of $50 US and is still available for purchase from Amazon and other book sellers.  To learn more or to download the resource kit, visit website: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/13630