Professor Alastair Ager – Director of the Centre for International Health Studies, Professor of Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh / Research Associate of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
This paper gives guidance for the planning and implementation of psychosocial programmes as part of development assistance projects. It aims to turn the reader’s attention to the two chief questions involved in such planning:What are we appropriately seeking to achieve? What is the best way of going about this? For responding to these two questions, the author suggests creating a logical framework (‘logframe’) for identifying goals and measuring success. Finally, the paper explains the tools for project evaluation, and stresses the need for issues surrounding implementation and evaluation to be addressed at the stage of project planning.