Title: Reflections on the role of logical frameworks in the management of development assistance

Authors: R. Kowalski

Addresses: Centre for International Development and Training, The University of Wolverhampton, Telford Campus, Priorslee, Telford TF2 9NT, UK

Abstract: The role of logframes is explored through consideration of the need to plan, and the need to put effort into planning. These are discussed in relation to the paradox of determinism in the planning process. The concepts of an |ideal| plan, an |adequate| plan and a |formal| plan are contrasted with particular reference to the processes that deliver them and their impact on the management of initiatives. Finally these issues are placed in the specific context of managing development assistance.

Keywords: logical frameworks; third antinomy; development assistance; logframes; paradoxes; planning processes; development planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2007.012747

International Journal of Management Practice, 2007 Vol.2 No.4, pp.297 - 305

Published online: 13 Mar 2007 *

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