Proposed Logical Framework for the CGIAR System
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The logical framework or "logframe" proposed by TAC to relate the work of the CGIAR explicitly to its objectives. These objectives are broken down into carefully defined classifications which - from general to particular - the logframe designates "goals," "intermediate goals," "purposes," and "outputs." CGIAR goals relate to the ultimate and longest-term objectives of the Group's mission, and are identified as poverty alleviation, protection of the environment, and sustainable food security. Intermediate goals relate to the productivity and sustainable management of agricultural, forest, and fisheries resources. Purposes are identified as improved production systems, well-performing national agricultural research systems, and introduction of improved policies which complement CGIAR innovations. CGIAR outputs refer to research methodologies, management practices, policy analysis, germplasm improvement and conservation techniques, and the accessibility of CGIAR innovations to national programs and farmers. Each level is designed to provide for the necessary conditions to approach the level above it. The document also discusses the kinds of indicators needed to evaluate each level, and explains the relations of these terms to priority setting, impact assessment, and budget procedures in the CGIAR. A concluding section sets forth the steps to be taken to implement the proposal.The proposed logical framework was considered at TAC 73, 74 and 75. Agenda document at CGIAR International Centers Week 1998.