Economic matters entered a new phase of importance in the wake of the Cold War. Concerns within development-assistance efforts to the Third World have also shifted. The current macro-environment of development has been accompanied by a plethora of new concerns and methods, such as how to consider gender in development projects and how to develop participatory-centered projects. Yet no text has covered many of the new approaches and techniques related to development projects, including issues of participation, gender, and evaluation--until now. Hira and Parfitt bridge these serious gaps, drawing on their hands-on experience and teaching in the field. They begin with an overview of the brave new world of development in the post-Cold War era, sketching the current context of development projects. They examine the classic concerns and approaches of development project management and provide an introduction to the new development administration, including the concepts that are being experimented upon in the field and through new program initiatives. They analyze the major new initiatives in development project management. The result is a guide for the everyday practitioner who wants to know the implications of recent development ideas in terms of everyday practices, as well as for the student moving beyond paradigms to see how new practices are changing the way development projects are administered.