About CIDEC
    SSK Research Group
    Development Projects
The purpose of this project is to provide the practical information and experience necessary for conducting development cooperation projects to project managers at corporations or CSOs as major players of international development cooperation in the private sector. In doing so, the project seeks to strengthen their capabilities and promote mutual understanding between project partners in order to, ultimately, improve the effectiveness of development.

To this end, the four following training programs were conducted for CSOs, corporations and foundations implementing international development cooperation projects.
Program Name Targets
Case-sharing workshop CSO officials engaged in development cooperation projects
Capacity-building training for
global social contribution program participants
Corporations and CSO officials participating in the global social contribution program
Expert advice by sector CSO officials engaged in civil society cooperation program
Workshops for middle managers to build capabilities in implementing local development cooperation projects CSO activists with experience in the field of three years or more
Case-sharing workshop

Overview: Success cases and failure cases are shared among working-level staff of CSOs. The workshop involves 79 officials from CSOs participating to share opinions on how to contribute to projects in a tangible way.

Details: Depending on the pre-demand survey results, success and failure cases of five organizations in the field of regional development, health care, drinking water and technology are shared to boost the project implementation capabilities of participating organizations. In particular, the workshops offer an opportunity to take a wider perspective on the future of Korea's CSO development and cooperation projects.

Capacity building training for global social contribution program participants

Overview: The training focused on monitoring evaluation and project cycle management (PCM) for working-level officials of civic groups who take part or are willing to take part in global social contribution partnerships with corporations. Twenty officers from companies that have global social contribution programs and 17 representatives of CSOs, foundations or research centers took part to promote mutual understanding and networking between CSOs and corporations.

Details: Joint training of those from corporations and CSOs allowed them to understand issues and alternatives in relation to project implementation. It also helped promote mutual understanding. Lectures, overseas PPP cases and presentations on global CSR programs helped share perspectives and allow better understanding of projects. Basic training on areas from project design to evaluation was also offered to boost capabilities in the field.
- Workshop topics: Appropriate technology in Mongolia, local development projects in Mongolia, Hygiene Projects in Ethiopia, Drinking Water projects in Africa, limits and development direction of Korea's development CSOs

Course Title Summary
Introduction to international development cooperation

Overview of international development cooperation

Korea's role in international development cooperation

Current status of international development cooperation by international society

Korea's development NGOs

Measures to participate in international development cooperation projects

Special lecture on PPP: types and examples

The background, concept and characteristics of PPPs

Strategic CSR

Cases of overseas PPPs

Current status of PPPs and PPP project types in Korea

Measures to promote PPPs

Presentation on global CSR program cases

Accounting training

Accounting training

Notes on how to record revenues and expenses in accounting

How to address labor costs and project expenses in accounting

Standards for executing expenses for invitational training

Notes on budget revisions

PCM lecture„°

Concepts and process of PCM

Basic concepts of project design matrix (PDM)

The history of PDM

The composition of PDM

Monitoring and evaluation

Results-based monitoring and evaluation

PCM lecture „±

Group activities using major tools of PCM

- Problem analysis (Problem Tree)

- Stakeholder (partner) analysis

- Establishment and analysis of project goals

PCM lecture „²

Drafting indicators

- Establishment of a monitoring and evaluation plan

- Baseline survey

Group workshops (indicators and monitoring and evaluation plan)

Expert advice by sector

Overview: Expert advice was offered for working-level officials of CSOs. A total of 15 organizations received advice on four themes through joint counseling sessions. Issues that occurred after the project commenced were discussed with experts on development and cooperation. The process of identifying resolutions for the issues offered a chance to review the project and the participants themselves for more effective project implementation.

Details: Based on the pre-demand survey of CSO officials, education, health-care, regional development, cooperatives and social corporations were selected as themes. Expert advice was offered through joint sessions to make the most of the learning effects and efficiency.

Workshop topics: Education, local community development, health-care, social enterprises and cooperatives

Workshops for middle managers to build capabilities in implementing local development cooperation projects

Overview: Middle managers working at headquarters of CSOs that take part in international development cooperation were offered opportunities to discuss themes focusing on monitoring, evaluation and local organizational management. A total of 21 middle managers with experience of three years or more in the field were selected to participate in training and discussion to identify agenda items that would bring qualitative change to project implementation. The end result was to help build an enabling environment and a core group that can take the lead in projects.

Details: Not only are there very few middle managers who have extensive experience in international development cooperation CSO's, but managers also suffer from work overload and a lack of opportunities to discuss results management with a focus on organizational management on sites, monitoring and evaluation. The sessions offered a chance to foster middle managers as core personnel in future development cooperation projects through training and discussion. The workshops diagnosed practical problems faced by development cooperation CSOs and headquarters in regards to organizational management, and monitoring and evaluation, and presented measures to strengthen organizational capabilities. For each theme, presentations, discussions, small group discussions and free discussion took place, involving in-depth analysis and joint activities. In particular, all participants were asked to take of the role of mediator in assigned discussions or small group discussions for a workshop based on two-way communication, to promote better understanding and networking.

Classification Topic Presentation Summary
Workshop 1 Local organizational management Overall issues related to organization management necessary for effective project implementation
Workshop 2 Project monitoring The need for monitoring local projects by development cooperation CSOs, project details and methods, application of results
Workshop 3 Internal evaluation The need for internal review where the headquarters and local branch of development cooperation CSOs take part, project details and methods, application of results
Workshop 4 External evaluation Presentation of opinions on how development cooperation CSO projects can be evaluated by external benefactor institutions
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