Again we closed an exciting training on Results-Based Management or Project Cycle Management applying the Logical Framework Analysis tool in design projects and programmes, appraise the quality of proposals and in Monitoring & Evaluation.
And here we like to post the feedback and evaluative comments by participants and have a reflection and discuss what they thought of it.
“M&E” has become a standard combination in most CV’s, profiles, ToR’s, articles and even search terms.
And that in spite of their very different concepts and meanings.
Let me explain….
Behind the many tropical products we consume, there are agricultural supply chains involving a multitude of players. Farmers, industrialists, transporters, researchers, bankers and civil servants are all working to grow, harvest, store, process, transport and sell products.
There is a mainstream vision of sustainability (global challenge, integrated systems). However, the large diversity of value chains and systems requires diversified paths, potentially in interaction between themselves and in permanent re-construction. There are no fixed solutions, no one size fits all. Value chain actors need to remain dynamic and question permanently pathways, means and objectives. Research stakeholders accompany this continuous process and fuel the debate through scientific data and innovations.
It appears that still quite some confusion exists about the LFA. Therefore I post this clarification here.
The LFA method (Logical Framework Analysis) is the fundamental tool of Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Results-Based Management (RBM).
LFA is step-by-step procedure applying specific techniques in a participatory workshop setting for gathering a thorough picture of a problematic situation as perceived from different perspectives (stakeholders). We call that picture the ‘ANCHOR’ of the project, which will reflect the RELEVANCE of a possible intervention addressing those problems.