Toolkit on result based project monitoring and evaluation: using the logical framework

Toolkit on result based project monitoring and evaluation: using the logical framework

A logical framework approach to results based monitoring and evaluation

This toolkit provides an outline for the monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes. It uses a result-based management, monitoring and evaluation system focussing on the higher level objectives/outputs and not the lower level activities. This approach uses the logical framework as the basis for the project design, the monitoring indicators and the assumption and risk analysis.

Ten generic templates are provided intended to assist in the design of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system. The author suggests that using templates provides a standard method that sets the agenda and enables people to engage in the monitoring process even if they have not been involved in monitoring before. 

Templates provided include:

  • Strategy and Project Link
  • Problems, Opportunities and Project Objectives.
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Partnership Roles, Tasks and Responsibilities.
  • Logical Framework Monitoring
  • Activity Plan
  • Project Management and Reporting
  • Project Impact
  • Mainstreaming
  • Institutional Capacity Assessment using SWOT
These templates can be used to set targets, test actual results against those targets, analyse any variance between planned and actual, assess the wider context in which projects operate and indicate any necessary actions to keep the project on track and guide project management to a successful conclusion.