Study Programmes 2015-2016
GEST3020-1  
Conceiving and economic assessment of project : food crop and agroforestry
Duration :
12h Th, 12h SEM
Number of credits :
Master in agricultural bioengineering (120 ECTS)2
Master in agricultural bioengineering (120 ECTS)2
Master in environmental bioengineering (120 ECTS)2
Master in environmental bioengineering (120 ECTS)2
Specialised master in rural economics and sociology4
Lecturer :
Baudouin Michel
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
1. Project and Definition
2. Project cycle
2.1. Identification : definition - time - costs - examples
2.2. Prefeasibility : definition - time - costs - examples
2.3. Feasibility : definition - time - costs - examples
2.4. Evaluation : ante, ex-post, mid-term
2.5. Financing : definition - time - costs - examples
2.6. The logical framework
2.7. Sector approach and Budgetary aid
3. Financial Analysis
3.1. Prefinancing cash-flow
3.2. Depreciation
3.3. Pay back period
3.4. Discounting : principle - discount rate choice - net present value
3.5. Financial internal rate of return : principle - calculation and examples - interpretation - nominal interest rate - sensitivity analysis and example
3.6. Financing plan : cash flow (CF - Source and application table - examples - exercices)
4. Economic Analysis
4.1. Tradable and non-tradable goods
4.2. Traded and non-traded goods
4.3. Weighting
4.4. Economic internal rate of return - Policy Analysis Matrix
4.5. Effects method
4.6. Impacts indicators
Learning outcomes of the course :
Teaching design and assessment techniques of investment - sectoral or/and regional - public, private, associative - projects in a practical way.
After completing the course the student is expected to
- will understand the project cycle management and the logical framework approach
- will be able to quantify in order to decide/rationalize public and private investments choices
- will be able to assess projects in ex-ante and ex-post perpesctives according to the 5 criteria: relevance, effectiveness , efficiency , impact and sustainability
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
None
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Lectures : 12h
Seminars : 12h
Recommended or required readings :
1) BRIDIER M. and MICHAILOF S. (1995). Guide pratique d'analyse de projets : Evaluation et choix des projets d'investissement, Ed. Economica, Paris.
2) World Bank - DUVIGEAU J.C. and PARSAD RANGA N. (1985). Directives pour le calcul des taux de rentabilité financière et économique des projet de SFD.
3) European Commission - AIDCO-DG DEV-2004-Aid Delivery Methods-Project cycle management guidelines.
4) European Commission - "Financial and economic analysis of development projects" - 1997.
5) European Commission - DG Regional Policy-2003 - Guide to cost-benefit analysis of investment projects.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Group report (30%)
Oral examination (70%)
Work placement(s) :
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