Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management comprehensively addresses the basic concepts, elements, paradigms, determinants, policy instruments, strategies, programs, and management of rural development. The book emphasizes, in particular, the pivotal role of human resources as both a means and an end of development. New pedagogical featuers have been added in the Third Edition, including 'Learning Outcomes' at the start of each chapter, and 'Main Points' summaries and 'Questions for Discussion' at the end of chapters.

Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

Implementation, monitoring and evaluation

Learning Outcomes

After having gone through this chapter, students should be able to

  • define the terms, ‘project planning’, ‘project monitoring’ and ‘project evaluation’;
  • describe the major elements of project planning;
  • explain why project control is necessary;
  • examine the role of ‘Integration and Coordination’ in rural development planning;
  • explain why people's participation in implementation is necessary;
  • describe the main functions of project monitoring with reference to a rural development project;
  • define and differentiate between ‘Ex-ante Evaluation’, ‘Concurrent Evaluation’ and ‘Ex-post Evaluation’ and
  • explain the ‘With and Without’ and ‘Before and After’ approaches to evaluation, their merits and demerits, and how to use them.


Implementation, monitoring and evaluation are all subsumed in the broader function of project management. Implementation may be regarded as a process by which a set of ...

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