The Logical Framework Approach ( Lfa )

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Why, despite the long-standing critique levelled against the Logical Framework Approach (LFA), its use in the development project planning continues to spread? Discuss the pros and cons of the LFA and respond to critiques developed against it with reference from national and/or international development projects. • Origin Management tools have a wide array of use, ranging from the field of business administration to international development. Amongst various management tools, the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) stands out as a widely employed tool in the field of international development. In 1969 the Logical Framework Approach was developed for the United States Agency of International Development. (Nancholas 1998) The logical framework approach was based on a study conducted by Fry Consultants Inc. principal Leon J. Rosenberg. Ever since it’s development the Logical Framework Approach has been highly employed by organisations worldwide, and in some cases made necessary. The Logical Framework Approach consists of a four by four matrix. The rows are segmented into Activities, Outputs, Purpose and Goal. And the columns into Narrative, Objectively Verifiable Indicators, Means of verification and Assumptions. (Rosenberg, Posner & Hanley 1970) Together, the aim of the Logical Framework approach is to design, monitor and evaluate projects. Although extremely popular the logical framework approach has lead to some public project management disasters and numerous unfavourable

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