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Project Management for Development
About this courseSkip About this course
This course will be offered in English
One of the challenges faced every day by governments, public organizations, nongovernmental organizations, development agencies, and other stakeholders that promote economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean is transforming proposals into concrete realities that improve society’s well-being and provide results within the time and resources available.
This course introduces concepts and tools that can be applied to project management to generate material changes and meet expected objectives with limited resources. This MOOC strengthens participants’ capacity to manage government and social projects (such as nonprofit and civil society projects) so that they are executed efficiently and effectively.
70% of the students who have taken the course state that they improved their ability to formulate, implement and/or evaluate public policies.
The course is based on the Inter-American Development Bank’s PM4R methodology and the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition of the PMI®.
Project Management for Results (PM4R) was created by the IDB’s Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES).
The creation of this course was funded by the Institutional Capacity Strengthening Fund (ICSF), thanks to the contribution of the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
PMBOK® Guide is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
This course is "self-paced" so you can enroll at any time, even if the course has been open for a while. You can take it at the time that is most suitable for you inside the enrolment period of the course.
If you opt for the Audit track, you could complete the course free and have 10 weeks to take the course from the day you subscribed.
If you opt for the Verified track , you can access the course in an unlimited way and complete the qualified evaluations until the closing date, (Jan 28th, 2022), after making a payment of $49 . If you pass, in addition to the verified certificate, you will obtain a digital badge *that allows you to change the way you share your academic and professional achievements, as for example, on social media.
*Did you know there is a financial aid to opt for the verified certificate?
1. Do you know that 77% of our certificate students affirm that our MOOCs helped them when they were looking for a job? Complete 80% of the course and get your IDBx scholarship to obtain your verified certificate and digital badge for free!
2. edX financial help: edX offers financial assistance for learners who want to earn Verified Certificates but who may not be able to pay the Verified Certificate fee. Subscribe to the course and apply for financial assistance.
See more information in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.
At a glance
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
Basic project management concepts and techniques, within international standards
Widely tested tools and techniques that facilitate good communication within a project
How to identify success factors in government projects and social projects
Module 1: Project Charter
Module 2: Scope Planning Tool
Module 3: Time Management Tool (Schedule)
Module 4: Cost Management Tool ( S-Curve)
Module 5: Procurement Management Tool
Module 6: Risk Management Tool ( Risk Matrix)
Module 7: Communications Matrix Tool
Module 8: Human Resources Management Tool
Module 9: Project Control Tool
Module 10: Conclusions
Learner testimonialsSkip Learner testimonials
Excellently designed for all professionals as per the availability. The content with a case study and relevant examples makes more sense.
I'm responsible for project design and monitoring, and the course provided some very useful tools and timely reminders that would simplify the execution of my duties.
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What does “AUDIT TRACK” mean?
The audit track access to the course is free and you have 10 weeks to take the course from the day you subscribed.
What does “VERIFIED TRACK” mean?
If you want to obtain the verified certificate of the course, you should opt for the verified mode, which costs 49 USD, perform the edX identity verification process and achieve a final grade of 65% or more. ****
This way, in addition to the approval certificate, verified with your personal information, you will have access to all the course’s evaluations, and you will be able to consult the learning resources indefinitely. If you pass this course with 65%, you will also receive a digital badge that allows you to change the way you share your academic and professional achievements, as for example, on social media.
How can I apply for the IDBx scholarship to obtain the verified certificate and digital badge?
If you complete 80% of the course and meet specific demographic or needs-based requirements, you can get an IDBx scholarship to obtain your verified certificate and digital badge that have a value of 25 USD, free of charge.
To receive your scholarship you must follow these steps:
1. Complete 80% of the course and meet specific demographic or needs-based requirements to receive an email to redeem your coupon on the platform and change your course mode to the certified. Keep an eye on your inbox!
2. The coupon expires 15 days after receiving the email with your coupon to redeem.