A management tool used to improve the design of interventions, most often at the project level. It involves identifying strategic elements (inputs, outputs, outcomes, impact) and their causal relationships, indicators, and the assumptions or risks that may influence success and failure. It thus facilitates planning, execution and evaluation of an intervention.
Development Assistance Committee. (2002). Glossary of key terms in evaluation and results-based management. Paris, France: OECD.