Annotated Example of a Project Logframe Matrix
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Annotated Example of a Project Logframe Matrix
Annotated Example of a Project Logframe Matrix

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This Annex provides an example of how to develop and improve the logframe matrix for an IFAD-supported project by giving a "before revision" and "after revision" comparison. The "before" logframe matrix is shown with comments on the problems and how these could be overcome. The "after" logframe matrix shows the partial reworking of the original logframe matrix. The example is based on several IFAD-supported projects and so represents a fictitious project.

There is no such thing as a perfect logframe matrix. The best results come from considerable discussion among key stakeholders, guided by facilitators who have a good understanding of the project context and logframe planning. If the project strategy is put to use by stakeholders after the discussions, then the logframe matrix is simply a support and a reminder.

The intention of this Annex is to provide ideas and tips about the types of issues that require attention and discussion when developing a good logframe matrix. The reworked example is not intended to be perfect or complete. Different people, including those very experienced with logframes, will often have different ideas and opinions about how to structure a project. Therefore, to develop a good logframe requires several rounds of discussion and revision.

The logical framework approach and matrix are discussed in detail in Section 3.

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