Publication Date

2010

Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

Md. Golam Samdani Fakir

Abstract

This research paper provides a critical analysis of the project management design and implementation of project One Moldova-One World 2: an educational summer camp promoting youth and civil-society cooperation between the three political regions of Moldova. A descriptive analysis of project components is discussed through the lens of a United States Peace Corps volunteer who was involved throughout the project development process from planning, grant-writing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to final reporting. This paper argues that despite financial reliance on international aid, it is possible to develop increased sustainability by building and strengthening organizational capacities. However, when relying on international aid in practice, implementing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) may need to take a strategic flexibility approach in order to accommodate planned-based donor requirements in a process-based prevalent culture.

Data included in this paper was retrieved from personal observation and reflection, one-on-one interviews, anonymous surveys, and primary document analysis. Collected qualitative information was compared with researched materials about project management theories in accordance with the outline requirements of SIT Graduate Institute‟s Development Management: Program Planning & Project Design course linked capstone (PPPD CLC).

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Politics and Social Change

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