Program Management for Development Professionals GuideA Program Manager has a vital role in the success of an organization. If we think about the purpose of a Program Manager, it is to link the strategic management team with the Project Managers through an intentional set of activities and objectives.

PM4NGOs’ Program Management for Development Professionals Guide (PgMD Pro Guide) was created to provide Program Managers with advice, tools, and guidance and assist them in more effectively fulfilling their role, whether that be at the local, regional, or international levels. Successful programs are delivered by groups of people, inside and outside an organization, working together toward achieving the same goal.

This Guide is not limited in who can benefit from it, and is our intention to have wide reach from a variety of individuals and organizations including development, humanitarian, or environment professionals working at the local, national, or international levels.

The objective of this Guide is to outline the responsibilities inherent in the role of the person or people responsible for managing programs and their project components. The advice and tools in the guide are not static and can be adapted and applied to suit a wide range of programs and organizational structures.

Program Management for Development Professionals Guide – PgMD Pro Guide – English

Version 1.5. September 2018.

Theory of Change Guide for Program Practitioners – English

Supplemental material to the Program Management for Development Professionals Guide – PgMD Pro Guide.

Version 2, December 2017.


If you would like to read a brief introduction to the PgMD Pro Guide – a good overview that will help you to decide if the full guide is suitable for you, your organization, and your team, please access:

Quick Guide to the PgMD Pro

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