Project Cycle Management

In the implementation of its programme Besiap’e adopted EUROPEAID Guidelines which outlines the stages of the Project Management Cycle.

These Guidelines are providing a set of key quality attributes,criteria and standards (the Quality Frame) that can be consistently applied throughthe identification, formulation and implementationstages of the project cycle. 

I) The Logical Framework Approach

The Guidelines apply a Logical Framework Approach (LFA), which is an analytical and management tool which is used, in one form or another, by most multilateral and bilateral aid agencies, international NGOs and by many partner governments. It is a core tool used within Project Cycle Management. The LFA should be thought of as an 'aid to thinking' which allows information to be analysed and organised in a structured way.

II) The Logical Framework Matrix

The Logical Framework Matrix(the Logframe) consists of a matrix with four columns and four (or more) rows, which summarise the key elements of a project plan, namely:

  • The project's hierarchy of objectives (Project Description and expected Outputs);
  • The key external factors critical to the project's success (Assumptions);
  • How the project's achievements will be monitored and evaluated (Indicators and Sources of Verification)

Electronic copies of this Guideline (and other related reference documents) can be accessed through the internet at: