Indicators are defined to provide unambiguous information about interventions and their achievements, but are never an end in itself. The reasons for defining indicators in the different phases of the cycle have been explained above. However, the work on indicators does not end here. Meaningful indicators have to lead to management information. To obtain this management information, a system of data collection, data processing and reporting needs to be set-up. These subjects are further worked out in different documents on monitoring & evaluation. However, it goes without saying that indicators play a crucial role in making management information systems operational.
The definition of a LogFrame including the assumptions
Monitoring and evaluation of the programme or project.
Requirements and limitations
- Forces planners to think from the outset about how they will monitor and evaluate a project.
- The Logframe only seeks indicators for planned/expected effects and ignores evidence of unexpected effects or events or processes that may threaten the success of the project.