The basic project stages

  • Programming

The purpose of this initial stage is to identify the vision, strategy and objectives that a public authority or private promoter has over a specific timeframe, and thus to provide a framework within which projects can be identified and prepared.

The programming stage develops an initial idea and creates an outline of the business case and its implementation schedule.

  • Identification

The purpose of this stage is to identify project ideas that are consistent with the development priorities and to assess their relevance and feasibility.

  • Formulation

In this stage, the project’s overall potential viability is examined using data and information gathered in a feasibility study.
  • Implementation

In this stage the project takes shape. It is during implementation that the project becomes visible to outsiders, to whom it may appear that the project has just begun.

  • Evaluation & audit

In this post-implementation stage, the project’s effectiveness, impact, compliance and sustainability are analysed.