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Online Certificate Course: Results-Based Project Management for Development Organizations and NGOs

This course provides a complete overview of the results-based project management (RBPM) approach with practical applications of tools and methods needed for planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating development projects. You will need between 8-10 hours per week to complete the lectures and case study exercises. You will participate in engaging online conversations with peers from around the world while receiving a constant guidance from the instructor.

12th March, 2018
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Washington DC
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About this course

The online course has a duration of three weeks. Each week the instructor will provide instructions to help students complete the required assignments. Students will participate in discussions and receive feedback from the course instructor. Students will have access to videos, lectures, tests, and assignments that can be accessed at any time. Students will follow a detailed schedule to complete the assigned activities, participate in discussion forms, and submit their exercises in order to receive a grade. Successful completion of all the course requirements will lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion.


Participants will gain confidence to apply the acquired skills and knowledge of results-based project management(RBM) to their projects, by sharing and learning from other country's experiences, they will strengthen their RBM process. Participants will have an improved understanding of how RBM can improve the quality of their projects while promoting learning and accountability. Participants will also learn how to plan, manage, and monitor a project with a focus on results. In addition, they will learn the concepts for an effective evaluation, the qualities of good reports and the benefits of continuous learning process applied during the project life-cycle.


Lesson 1 - Results-Based Management; Principles and the Results Chain
Lesson 2 - Planning for Results; The Logical Framework Approach
Lesson 3 - Managing for Results; Implementation Plans
Lesson 4 - Monitoring for Results; Performance Measurement Framework
Lesson 5 - Reporting Results; Reporting Process and Progress Reports
Lesson 6 - Learning from Results; Adapting and Continuous Improvements

This course is designed for people working in development organizations, including, NGOs, project teams, multi and bilateral development organizations, representatives from national and local governments, and anyone who is interested in learning the concepts, tools and methods of Results Based Project Management. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world, and they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that is shared in the course forums.


There are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader in their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments. Good connectivity is required to watch some of the online videos. As a convenience to our remote students, you can download most of the course material to read offline.


Participants that successfully complete the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion mailed via post mail. This course is part of the certification program CDPM (Certified Development Project Manager). For more information about this program please visit our website at

Fee information:

The course fee is $175 and is due before the start of the course; you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made before the course starts, Use the code 20RBPM. For groups of 3 or more people from development organizations, we have a 30% discount, please contact us for instructions.