The Battered Women’s Centre Project Cycle Manual and Action Plan will be managed using the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) throughout its completion.
The Logical Framework Approach is based on international standards, methods & terminology having a long established activity design methodology used by a range of major multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental organisations.
LFA is a systematic approach applied to design, facilitate and manage project planning, preparation, implementation and evaluation;. with three essential features: Stakeholder Participation, Analysis, and Logical Formulation.
Application of the LFA as a logical framework helps to:
- Establish strategies and guidelines through all project-phases.
- Guide systematic and logical analysis of the inter-related key elements and external factors, highlighting logical links between intended inputs, planned activities and expected results. The approach integrates projects with program and strategy.
- Monitor and verify both project progress and impact.
- Enable participation of key stakeholder groups in the crucial stages of project identification, design and management.
- Facilitate communication between all parties involved & identify information requirements.
The LFA approach will further clarify the political and socioeconomic environment and ideology on which the BWC project is based. The Project Cycle Manual and Action Plan have also been developed using specific principles including an Institutional Capacity Assessment, Economic and Financial Analysis, Gender Analysis, and Environmental Impact Assessment.
The BWC Project Development Process is divided into distinct levels: Inputs, Activities, Outputs, Purpose and Goal all summarised in the Project Matrix (PM).
To ensure consistency of the objectives, activities and achievements, the BWC Project Manual and Action Plan have been further developed in accordance to, and in guidance of, the principles and strategical frameworks of following publications: