a) Project planning and priority setting (project concept to rural socioeconomic
development, logical framework analysis, research priority setting methods,
strategic planning, scenario planning).
b) Economic analysis of agricultural development projects through CBA
(decision making in public and private sectors, financial, social and economic
considerations; identification of Cs and Bs, valuation of Cs and Bs; project
c) Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment (process and program
monitoring, MandE systems; causality, incrementality and the attribution problem;
impacts assessment methodology.
d) Project management (scheduling, techniques for management, managing risk and uncertainty, monitoring performance
e) Welfare economics and political economy considerations (Pareto optimality, compensation tests, efficiency and distribution, politics of CBA, development projects vs. development policies, first vs. second best shadow prices, market failure)