Project design: the logical framework approach
This course will take you step by step through the process of creating a logframe. You will get to grips with the logic, learn how to write useful indicators and think about how to verify them.
It is conducted through practical group work, taking a case study from assessment and project identification through to completed logframe.
What you will learn
- How the logframe can help you plan coherently
- The potential, limitations and misuse of logframes
- Why participatory work with stakeholders is essential to project planning
- How to analyse data relating to stakeholders, problems and solutions
- How to set objectives and identify activities to achieve them
- How to develop a logframe with sound internal logic and assumptions
- How to write SMART objectives and consider indicators of progress and data collection
- How the EC and DFID logframe formats compare
- During the course we will work in small groups to develop a sample logframe based on a case study
What is a logframe and why do we use it?
- Why the approach might be useful and why it might be poorly used
- The project cycle and stakeholder engagement – where does the logframe fit in?
Project identification and stakeholder analysis
- The difference between assessment and analysis
- The importance of participation
- Using stakeholder analysis tools
Problem and objectives analysis
- Analysing data to create a problem tree
- Turning a problem tree into an objective tree
The project logic: part 1
- Developing the project objectives
- The logframe matrix: vertical and horizontal logic
- Linking outputs to outcomes
- Assumptions and risks
- Review, questions and feedback
The project logic: part 2
- Linking activities to outputs
- What inputs are needed to do the activities?
Indicators and means of verification
- SMART objectives
- Indicators to measure progress
- Data to collect
- Feedback on groups’ logframes and suggestions for improvements
Different logframe formats
- The EC and DFID logframes
- Baselines, targets and milestones for DFID logframes
- Impact weighting and risk rating for DFID logframes
Recap and evaluation
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