Objectives Matrix [C/S]

Objectives Matrix is a simplified version of something called Theory of Change.

The aim of an objectives matrix is to think through the results expected from a project in a logical order.  

The critical element is ensuring that the ‘chain of logic’ is unbroken. This means that delivery at each level will achieve the objectives at the next level up. The main steps are as follows: 

  • Establish the overall objective i.e. the response to the problem identified
  • Break this down into more specific objectives
  • Identify the results - the achievements that must be delivered to tackle the specific objectives
  • Agree activities and inputs - everything that needs to be done to ensure that the results are achieved