Training: Logical Framework Analysis for Programme & Project Planning

Date: 26 March 2010 Venue: Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK. LFA is the project planning tool used by major international donor organizations such as the World Bank.  It allows organizations to define objectives in a simple, rigorous, logical and concise manner. It has the power to communicate complex objectives clearly and understandably on a single sheet of … Continue reading “Training: Logical Framework Analysis for Programme & Project Planning”

Guidance on using the revised Logical Framework (DFID 2009)

Produced by the Value for Money Department, FCPD, February 2009. >>Full text here<< “The principal changes to the logframe from the earlier (2008) 4×4 matrix are: •  The Objectively Verifiable Indicator  (OVI) box has been separated into its component elements (Indicator, Baseline and Target), and Milestones added. •  Means of Verification has been separated into … Continue reading “Guidance on using the revised Logical Framework (DFID 2009)”

The Social Framework as an alternative to the Logical Framework

Caveat: This post describes a proposal by Rick Davies that is still a work in progress, being tested to see how well it works and where it works. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Please use the Comment box at the end of this posting. A Social Framework… is a format for describing an expected … Continue reading “The Social Framework as an alternative to the Logical Framework”

The Logical Framework: A list of useful documents

Contents: 1. Explanations of the Logical Framework | 2. Wider discussions of Logic Models | 3. Critiques of the Logical Framework |  4. Alternative versions of the Logical Framework |  5. The Editor’s concerns (about uses of the Logical Framework) | 6. Online survey on views and usage of the Logical Framework Please feel free … Continue reading “The Logical Framework: A list of useful documents”

Review of the use of ‘Theory of Change’ in International Development

By Isabel Vogel. Funded by DFID, 2012 Review of the use of ‘Theory of Change’ in international development (full report) Review of the use of ‘Theory of Change’ in international development (summary) Appendix 3: Examples of Theories of Change 1. Executive Summary ‘Theory of change’ is an outcomes-based approach which applies critical thinking to the … Continue reading “Review of the use of ‘Theory of Change’ in International Development”

Peacebuilding with impact: Defining Theories of Change

Care International UK, January 2012. 12 pages. Available as pdf Executive Summary: “Focusing on theories of change can improve the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions. A review of 19 peacebuilding projects in three confict-affected countries found that the process of articulating and reviewing theories of change adds rigour and transparency, clarifes project logic, highlights assumptions that … Continue reading “Peacebuilding with impact: Defining Theories of Change”

M&E Software: A List

2018 03 18 Update: Go to this page for suggestions coming in on how all the software below could be tagged. Please add yours… Well, the beginnings of a list… Please note: No guarantee can be given about the accuracy of information provided on the linked websites about the M&E software concerned, and its providers … Continue reading “M&E Software: A List”

Workshop: Case Studies in Development Evaluation: Validity, Generalisation and Learning

Venue: University of Copenhagen Date: May 21-23, 2012 Invitation and Call for Papers to International Workshop Centre for Social Science Development Research The Evaluation Department of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Centre for Social Science Development Research at Institute of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen are pleased to … Continue reading “Workshop: Case Studies in Development Evaluation: Validity, Generalisation and Learning”

Critical Study Of The Logical Framework Approach In The Basque Country

By ECODE, Bilbao, March 2011 Full text available in Spanish and in English BACKGROUND AND PRESENTATION “Since 1999 ECODE has been working on supporting the management of Development Cooperation interventions in the Basque Autonomous Community (BAC) by the multiple agents that are involved in this sector, including public administrations, Development NGOs and organisations in the … Continue reading “Critical Study Of The Logical Framework Approach In The Basque Country”

Seminar: Complexity-oriented Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME): from alternative to mainstream?

Date: Wednesday 10 November 2010, 13.30-17.00 pm, Venue: Theatre Concordia, Hoge Zand 42, The Hague, The Netherlands The HIVA Research Institute for Work and Society of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, PSO Capacity Building in Developing Countries, the Flemish Office for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance (VVOB), and Vredeseilanden/VECO invite you to a seminar organised within … Continue reading “Seminar: Complexity-oriented Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME): from alternative to mainstream?”