Evaluating the "logical framework approach": towards learning-oriented development evaluation

@article{Gasper2000EvaluatingT,
  title={Evaluating the "logical framework approach": towards learning-oriented development evaluation},
  author={Des Gasper},
  journal={Public Administration and Development},
  year={2000},
  volume={20},
  pages={17-28}
}
  • D. Gasper
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration and Development
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 of intended effects by intended routes makes logframes a very limiting tool in evaluation; an assumption of consensual project objectives often becomes problematic in public and inter… 
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