Logical Framework Development And Analysis

The Logical Framework Approach, developed in the 1970s as a tool for strategic planning, can be used to plan, approve, evaluate, and monitor projects. The document produced using this approach is called a “logframe”. A logframe combines top-down and bottom-up approaches to project design and implementation to comprehensively identify and document assumptions, risks, risk mitigation possibilities, activities, and impacts of a given intervention. A well-designed logframe generates usable and reliable indicators for monitoring and managing projects.

Logframes allow organizations to define and communicate objectives in a simple, rigorous, logical, and concise manner. On successful completion of this 3-day workshop the participants will:

  • Become fully familiar with the logical framework approach
  • Learn how it can be used for developing, planning, and managing aid programs
  • Have the ability to formulate and define program goal, purpose, outputs and activities, indicators of achievement, means of verification, and risks and assumptions, and
  • Have hands-on experience in developing a logical framework in their areas of interest.

This training module is fully participatory and designed to improve skills in project management, especially in monitoring and evaluation. The expected benefits for the participants and their organizations are:

  • Improved project design skills for results-based approach to project / program management
  • Increased appreciation of systemic thinking, problem-based learning, and ownership of the project / program by managers and implementers
  • Increased awareness of risks and ability to manage risks
  • Increased ability to develop useful and usable indicators and monitoring systems, and
  • Decreased reliance on international consultants for logframe planning and development.

Module Contents

This training module is delivered over three days and consists of a mix of formal instruction group exercises.

Session One

  • Overview of the tools used as part of a logical framework approach
  • The main differences between major logical frameworks
  • Use of the problem tree as a tool for planning and evaluation
  • Project / Program selection
  • Problem definition / identification
  • Forming assumptions and checking validity of assumptions
  • Development of relevant objectives, and
  • Testing validity of objectives

Session Two

  • Establish the linkages between objectives and assumptions
  • Identify risks and means / methods available for managing risks
  • Establish linkages between project / program planning and budgeting and staffing structure
  • Review different types of indicators
  • Assess utility of different indicators
  • Review data sources for identified indicators
  • Review methods for indicator analysis, and
  • Review of reporting formats.

Session Three

  • Develop clustered indicators on thematic areas (e.g., gender, poverty, rights)
  • Identify monitoring activities for program / project management
  • Identify strategies for indicator data collection
  • Work session to critique, discuss, and improve logframes developed by all participants

The participants who attend all three sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

For more information and to discuss your needs for training please email training@appro.org.af