Logical Framework

The project outputs covered under the scope of work of PMPSU are:

Narrative Summary


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Risks/ Assumptions


1.1 High-quality data collection, analysis and research on poverty and human development carried out by PMPSU on an on-going basis.

1.1.1 Periodic reports and publications of PMPSU

Acceptability of the findings and reports of PMPSU

Political commitment for reviewing schemes and programmes based on performance data

1.2 Poverty assessments capture multi-dimensional nature of poverty and vulnerability.

1.2.1 Poverty and social assessment reports


1.3 Assessments of poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion made at a disaggregated level.

1.3.1 Poverty assessment reports

1.3.2 Research reports


1.4 Poverty and social impact assessments carried out for existing and new policies and programmes.

1.4.1 PSIA reports


1.5 Enhanced co-ordination among departments, CSOs and research organisations in analysis of poverty and human development issues.

1.5.1 Annual reports of PMPSU


1.6 Departments seek PMPSU support for review / design of policies and programmes and use the analysis.

1.6.1 Work plans and reports of PMPSU

2.6.2 Departmental reports


1.7 Policies and programmes across departments incorporate goals for poverty reduction and human development, gender and social exclusion issues.

1.7.1 PMPSU reports

1.7.2 Content analysis of departmental policies, plans and programmes



2.1 Monitoring of outcomes / impacts of the programmes / policies undertaken by departments on an on-going basis.

2.1.1 Policy / programme impact assessment reports


2.2 Capacity strengthened in selected departments for collecting and analysing both qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation data.

2.2.1 Departmental reports.


2.3 District level reports on achievement of human development, equity and gender objectives prepared and disseminated.

2.3.1 District reports


2.4 Evaluation reports (independent and departmental) on major poverty reduction schemes /programmes disseminated widely.

2.4.1 Periodic publications and reports of PMPSU and departments

2.4.2 Independent evaluation reports


2.5 Regular surveys on quality and quantity of key services conducted and improvements tracked over time.

2.5.1 Baseline and periodic survey reports


2.6 Planning Department supports departments and District Planning Committees in preparing more informed plans, through analysis of progress indicators at disaggregated level.

2.6.1 Reports of Planning Department























Output 1: Strengthened capacities for analysing nature and causes of poverty and vulnerability in the state to support design of pro-poor policies and programmes.


Ø Poverty Monitoring and Policy Support Unit (PMPSU) established.

Ø Comprehensive framework for poverty and human development assessment and monitoring developed and operational.

Ø Data on poverty and human development collected and compiled from various sources (State departments, DES, GoI, CSOs, and own surveys) and report on poverty assessment prepared on an on-going basis.

Ø Systems and capacities in DES strengthened for better collection & analysis of data.

Ø Analytical / research studies on issues of pro-poor growth, poverty, social exclusion, gender etc., commissioned and their findings disseminated.

Ø Systems set up for carrying out poverty and social impact assessments of selected social policies to support policy formulation and programme design.

Ø Participatory consultation processes developed and implemented for improved understanding of poverty, social exclusion, gender and environmental concerns.

Ø Partnerships developed with CSOs and academic and research institutions to carry-out in-depth analysis of emerging development issues and challenges in the state.

Ø Mechanisms developed for supporting improvements in district planning processes.


Output 2: Strengthened systems and capacities for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and schemes for better assessing their pro-poor impacts.


Ø M&E systems in Planning and selected line departments reviewed and strengthened for monitoring service delivery outcomes and for undertaking evaluation studies for both state schemes and centrally sponsored schemes.

Ø Key performance indicators for assessing poverty, human development, and gender objectives developed and applied in departmental M&E systems.

Ø New participatory, community-based and qualitative monitoring tools piloted, and departments trained in their application.

Ø Systems strengthened for regular and timely collection of data on key performance indicators.

Ø Key socio-economic policies and programmes reviewed for informing resource allocation decisions and for recommending appropriate revisions using tools such as cost effectiveness analysis, benefit incidence studies, public expenditure reviews, PSIA, etc.

Ø Institutional mechanism developed and implemented for wide dissemination of progress on achievement against key socio-economic indicators.

Ø Capacity of Planning Board and selected departments strengthened for improved monitoring and evaluation of programmes and policies.