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:

  1. Cover page
  2. Project summary
  3. Background
  4. Previous experiences with similar project
  5. Programme description
  6. Stakeholders analysis
  7. Risk and assumptions
  8. Monitoring and evaluation
  9. Sustainability
  10. Budget

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.