This course will assist students in building the requisite skills in strategic planning and programme management in the youth development sector. Students will be introduced to the stages of the planning, programme and project cycles and will learn how to conduct activities in each. Special attention will be paid to research and project identification, programme formulation, implementation and monitoring with a focus on the results-based management (RBM) approach. Learners will be required to write specialized project documents which demonstrate their understanding of tools for effective project and programme management and following up projects using feedback and evaluation findings to ensure improved quality and sustainability of the project. They will also conduct an evaluation of a youth-serving project or programme, as a group exercise.