The key to success in designing results-oriented projects, developing the logical framework matrix and writing successful proposals.

This Handbook unites the processes of project design and proposal writing for two purposes: to help you design a project that is results-oriented and that will appeal to donors. The Handbook is aimed at organisations seeking funding for a medium- to large-size project; however, some of the suggestions in the guide are also useful when developing a concept paper or smaller project. 

In this Handbook, we introduce tools for designing a project and focus on integrating monitoring and evaluation from the beginning. We also describe what sections to include in the proposal, give examples, and provide tips on what donors are looking for.

The proposal format presented here encompasses the elements sought by many donors. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that many donors have their own format for proposals that may differ from this one and should be followed closely. The principles presented in the Handbook can be useful for organisations developing any type of project, whether you will seek funding for it or not.