Marie Michael Library
Evaluating the "Logical Framework Approach" - towards learning-oriented development evaluation
The Logical Framework Approach has spread enormously, including increasingly to stages of review and evaluation. Yet it has had little systematic evaluation itself. Survey of available materials indicates several recurrent failings, some less easily countered than others. In particular: focus on achievement in intended effects by intended routs makes logframes a very limiting tool in evaluation; an assumption of consensual project objectives often becomes problematic in public and inter-organizational projects; and automatic choice of an audit form of accountability as the priority in evaluations can be at the expense of evaluation as learning.
Institute of Social Studies (ISS)