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Guidelines for Preparing a Design and Monitoring Framework

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01/01/2015 - 11:51

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Anju Maharjan (Baniya)



PPMS outlines a systematic way of designing and implementing projects. The DMF, the key element of PPMS, is a
results-based tool for analyzing, conceptualizing, designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating projects. It
structures the project planning process and helps communicate essential information about the project to stakeholders
in an efficient, easy-to-read format. The DMF approach distinguishes between the DMF design process and the DMF
itself. The process refers to the steps involved in designing a project—stakeholder analysis, problem and objectives
analysis, and analysis of alternatives. The results of the DMF process are then summarized and presented in a matrix
format, referred to as the design and monitoring framework or DMF (see figure 1). In ADB, the DMF, previously
called project or technical assistance (TA) framework, has been mandatory since 1996 and is included in TA
papers and the report and recommendation of the President (RRP) as appendix 1. The DMF approach can be
applied to analysis and planning of country programs, sector strategies, and program, project, and technical
assistance interventions. These Guidelines focus on its application at the project and TA level.