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dc.contributor.authorWield, David*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:50:14Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:50:14Zen
dc.date.issued1999-02-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614529953197en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130408en
dc.descriptionThis paper focuses on the contradictory relationship between tools, always open to criticism as technocratic and mechanistic, and processes of development. It focuses on the tools often known as Logical Framework Approach (LFA) which are increasingly used as process tools by many different agencies, including those who espouse values of participation and empowerment. We assess the tools from the perspective of their use in public action-based approaches, as a means to improve clarity and focus in multi-actor interventions. No one tool can fulfil the range of tasks required in complex situations and LFA is useful as one of various options. We consider two of its limitations. First, it can be used in many different styles, including as a means to analyse public interest as contested terrain, or as a technocratic tool. Second, the focus on viewing assumptions as immutable can limit the effectiveness of interventions.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent10en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/tools-for-project-development-within-a-public-action-framework-130408
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleTools for project development within a public action frameworken
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.issuenameDevelopment Management in Practiceen
prism.number1 & 2en
prism.volume9en


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