Project management methodologies aim to standardise and improve the quality of the project management lifecycle. Besides methodological procedural differences between institutions, the Project Cycle Management approach is constructed around the idea of carefully planned phases leading logically from one to another with mechanisms of assessment and verification.

To achieve effective development objectives, A4D Consultatns applies the logical framework approach together with other project phase specific tools. Project phases include Programming, Identification, Formulation, Implementation and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL).