A project proposal serves as a principal reference document for implementing any project. The nature and type of a project proposal depends on various requirements of donor agencies.
A typical project proposal includes the following major elements:
- Cover page
- Project summary
- Previous experiences with similar project
- Programme description
- Stakeholders analysis
- Risk and assumptions
- Monitoring and evaluation
The programme description or programme planning to be included in project proposal development is based on a series of steps including situation analysis, problem analysis, objective analysis, alternative analysis, project planning matrix and logical frame-work. The objectives of the project (goal. Purpose, results/output and activities are systematically described in the logical frame-work. The necessary indicators, risk-assumptions, etc. are also described in the logical frame-work, in order to use these indicators for monitoring as well as impact evaluation. The programme planning vis-à-vis the project proposal development is an integral p-art of Project Cycle Management.