IPEC has developed a the Strategic Programme Impact Framework (SPIF) approach as strategic planning instrument based on existing and well tested approaches on planning and designing broad strategic programme frameworks.
The SPIF approach identifies the overall intervention framework in which programmes and projects take place, focusing on identifying links with other interventions and the different outcomes required to have overall impact on high level but well defined objective.
It is based on a theory of change approach that provides a framework for identifying changes and the different interventions or outcomes that can reach such changes.
As a strategic framework it can serve as the basis for continuous review of the achievement of the interventions within the framework, the links between the interventions and the progress towards achieving the outcomes.
SPIF is therefore a tool for design, monitoring and evaluation.