Capacity Assessment of Non-Governmental Development Organisations: Beyond the logical framework approach – Contextual no. 1 (2003)
Fons van der Velden
Over the last two or three decades, the role of Non-Governmental Development Organisations (NGDOs) in international cooperation has increased considerably both in terms of finances and policy contributions. Within this broader framework, the relationship between NGDOs from North and South and the project appraisal methodologies of funding agencies have changed considerably. This paper first describes the trends in project appraisal by funding agencies and elaborates on the historical context of the logical framework approach. Subsequently the logical framework approach is assessed on the basis of a review of literature and development practice and a more analytical view is given.
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