Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Understanding Development Management

The Open University

Congratulations on completing this course. You now have a better understanding of the complex nature of development and what it means to be a development manager. The course covered the following topics: the different meanings of development; what makes good development management and how this differs from business management; how to apply the results based approach to designing development interventions; the different types of project cycles; how to apply a stakeholder analysis.

2 weeks, 3 hours per week

Martha Knight

Lecturer in Development, Policy and Practice

The Open University


Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the different forms development and its management have taken, in theory and in practice
  • Describe the key concepts, theories and methods that reveal development management as a process that is personal, political and professional
  • Assess project cycle and stakeholder analysis as a tool used by development managers


  • An explanation of what development management and development are
  • A story of development management
  • An opportunity to engage with development management and consider mitigating unconscious bias
  • The practice of development management and the rights to manage development for others
  • The project cycle and a stakeholder analysis tool.

Issued on 23rd August 2019

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Free online course:

Understanding Development Management

The Open University