Secondary project type:
Summary (350 words maximum)
Provide a brief overview of the proposed project, including the context and the key problem(s) to be
addressed, and the project’s objective. Also describe how the main activities will achieve the outputs, and
how the outputs are likely to result in the outcomes.
See IOM Project Handbook, Module 2 Proposal Development (Step 3: Project Summary)
1. Rationale (600 words maximum)
Justify the project being proposed by describing its rationale:
(a) What is the problem and why is it significant?
- What is the situation to be addressed?
- Why is the situation a problem?
- Where, specifically, is it a problem?
- For whom is it a problem?
(b) Why is the approach being proposed the right one?
- How would solving the problem be of value to the intended beneficiaries?
- Why is this approach the preferred option to address the problem?
(c) Who are the key stakeholders?
- Why is IOM’s involvement necessary to solve the problem? What is IOM’s comparative advantage in
implementing the project? What special skills, knowledge, and/or capacities does IOM have to justify its
- Which other stakeholders would be involved in the project, and why are they required for the project to
(d) How is the project linked to broader national, regional, and/or global initiatives?
See IOM Project Handbook, Module 2 Proposal Development (Step 4: Project Rationale)
2. Partnerships and coordination (350 words maximum)
Describe the role and/or the key responsibilities of each of the main partners who will be involved in the
implementation of the project. Also describe how the project management structure will ensure that the
main partners will coordinate their activities.
See Module 2 Proposal Development (Step 5: Partnerships and Coordination)
3. Sustainability (350 words maximum)
Explain how the project would ensure the sustainable results after the project has ended. If the project
is meant to set the stage for a follow-up project or activity, that plan should be specifically noted.
Alternatively, if the project results are to be sufficient in themselves to resolve the problem, that position
should be explained and defended.
4. Evaluation (350 words maximum)
Indicate the overall and specific objectives of the evaluation. Also describe the preferred type of
evaluation, its expected methodology, the intended timing when it would be conducted.
If no evaluation is envisaged for the project, provide an appropriate justification.
See Module 2 Proposal Development (Step 6: Evaluation)
5. Results matrix
See Module 2 Proposal Development (Step 7: Results Matrix)
Indicators Baseline/Target Assumptions
Objective Quantitative or qualitative Baseline measurement establishes the value
The most significant, realistic goal to factor or variable to measure of the indicator at the beginning of the project
which the project can contribute. achievement or to reflect planning period.
Target describes the expected value of the
indicator upon completion of the result.
Outcomes Quantitative or qualitative Baseline measurement establishes the value Assumptions necessary for the outcomes to
The intended changes in institutional factor or variable to measure of the indicator at the beginning of the project contribute to the achievement of the
performance, individual or group achievement or to reflect planning period. objective.
behaviour or attitudes, or the expected changes.
political, economic, or social position Target describes the expected value of the
of the beneficiaries. indicator upon completion of the result.
Outputs Quantitative or qualitative Baseline measurement establishes the value Assumptions necessary for the outputs to
The intended changes in the skills or factor or variable to measure of the indicator at the beginning of the project deliver the outcomes.
abilities of the beneficiaries, or the achievement or to reflect planning period.
availability of new products or expected changes.
services as a result of project Target describes the expected value of the
activities. indicator upon completion of the activity.
Activities Assumptions necessary for the activities to
The coordination, technical assistance, training, production, delivery, transportation, and other tasks that are deliver the outputs.
organized and executed under the project.
6. Work plan
Complete a basic work plan which includes the following information:
(a) When are the main activities expected to begin? How long will they last? When will they be complete?
(b) Which partners are responsible for the implementation of each of the main activities?
See Module 2 Proposal Development (Step 8: Work plan)
Activity Party responsible
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6 Month 7 Month 8 Month 9
Prepare a budget using the appropriate IOM Development Fund budget template.