The Project cycle is defined as the process of developing and managing a project from the concept to the project completion report. A project/Study is then defined as a planned undertaking designed to achieve certain specific objectives within given resources and within a specific period of time.
PROJECT CYCLE STAGES
IPPF’s current procedures for processing applications for IPPF grants involve the following stages:
Requests for funding are posted or emailed to NEPAD-IPPF along with all required documents, which can be found with instructions.
In principle, the Recipients (Government, RECS, and Specialized Institutions) are responsible for project initiation/identification and eventually the preparation of a funding Request to the Fund.
Once a project has successfully been approved through the first stage of the project cycle, it is then included into the Pipeline and then progresses to the Work Programme
This stage consists of two sub-stage. Preparation/Appraisal and Approval/Review Process
The approval of a project triggers the grant administration, which is contingent upon all conditions precedent being fulfilled.
This stage involves the tracking of progress in implementation of on-going activities such as; inputs, outputs, delivery schedules and matters relating to the funds and budget.
The Project Completion Report (PCR) is an internal self-evaluating report that aims to summarise the performance of the project achievements
PROJECT CYCLE DIAGRAM
The diagram aims to illustrate NEPAD-IPPF’s project management cycle with the approximate timing: