Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Training Courses

The main objective of the training programme on project planning, appraisal and evaluation is to develop the operational skills of the participants so that they can successfully plan and assess all aspects of development projects. The participants arrive from almost all sectors of the economy such as agriculture, industry, livestock, water, power, transport, education, NGOs and health.

The Division had completed a large number of training courses in project appraisal techniques, and since 1998, it has added policy analysis courses in its programme. Furthermore, the Government of Pakistan has registered PIDE as one of the several other Training Institutes to impart training linked to the Promotion Related Capacity Building of Civil Servants in BPS-17 to BPS-19 of various operational groups in the following fields (Offered on demand):
  1. Macroeconomic Planning and Management
  2. Balance of Payment
  3. Debt Management
  4. International Economics.
  5. Investment Analysis & Economic Management

4-week course on “Project Planning, Appraisal & Implementation Techniques”


  • Introduction: Development Goals and Objectives
  • Importance of Feasibility Studies
  • Project Identification
  • Project Appraisal Techniques: Discounted Cash Flow Analysis)
    (i) Financial
    (ii) Economic
    (iii) Social
  • The Preparation of Annual Statements of Economic Costs and Benefits
  • Sensitivity and Risk Analysis
  • Network Analysis as an Aid to Project Planning and Appraisal

2-week Course on “Monitoring & Evaluation Techniques”

  • Stages in the Project Cycle: Project Implementation and Management.
  • Key Terms, Concepts and Purposes of Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • Sources of Data for Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Performance Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation Procedures in Pakistan and the Relationship of the Project Topics to the PC Performa.
  • Network Analysis/CPM/PERT and Bar Charts as Implementation and Management Techniques.

2-week course on “Macro-economic Planning and Management”

  • Macroeconomics: A Broader Perspective
  • Investment, Savings and Growth
  • Introduction to National Accounts
  • Input/Output Tables
  • Domestic Resource Mobilization
  • Fiscal Policy & Development
  • Supply and Demand for Money
  • Exchange Rate Policy
  • International Institutions
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Foreign Direct Investment

2-week Course on Preparation and Appraisal of Development Projects


  • Project Identification
  • Project Appraisal Techniques: (Discounted Cash Flow Analysis)
    (i) Financial
    (ii) Economic
    (iii) Social
  • The Preparation of Annual Statements of Economic Costs and Benefits
  • Sensitivity and Risk Analysis

1-week Course on “Result Based Management
June & November


  • Introduction
  • Basic concepts
  • Tools
  • Application

Daily Sessions

1: 09:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tea Break at 10:30 a.m.
2: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break at 12:30 p.m.
3: 01:30 p.m. to 03:00 p.m.
1: 09:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
2: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon