An integrated approach and logical framework.

This handbook is intended as an accompaniment to the Project Cycle Management practitioners. It also serves to introduce you to the project cycle, describing its phases and explaining its role in aid management. It presents an overview of Project Cycle Management. 

This Handbook introduces you to the Logical Framework Approach (LFA), explaining its role in project design with a simple project example. It explains how sustainability factors can influence a project's chances for success, and indicates the range of tools that are available to you to take account of these factors. It explains how you can use the log-frame matrix to develop objective-oriented work-plans and budgets, and presents a step-by-step approach to the preparation of activity and resource schedules. 

This Handbook explains how you can use the Logical Framework Approach to assess a project document in order to identify weaknesses in project design, and to formulate questions for inclusion in terms of reference for feasibility studies. It defines monitoring and explains its role in project management. It sets out the basic steps involved in design of a monitoring system at project level, highlighting the main benefits of effective monitoring, the key issues to be addressed and the main pitfalls to be avoided.