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Training course on Logframes and the Logical Framework Approach


The Logical Framework Approach (LFA) is a highly effective strategic planning and project management methodology with wide application. It comprises an integrated package of tools for analysing and solving planning problems and for designing and managing their solutions (the approach). The product of this analytical approach is the logframe (the matrix), which summarises what the project intends to do and how, what the key assumptions are, and how outputs and outcomes will be monitored and evaluated.


3 Days


Common Difficulties experienced with Log Frames

  • Identification of difficulty areas with the log frame design process

Introduction to Logical Framework Approach in program design

  • What is a frame work?
  • Types of frame works-Theoretical framework, Conceptual framework, Logical framework
  • Evolution of the logical framework
  • Difference between a log frame and LFA
  • The causal logic, the vertical logic, the horizontal logic
  • Defining the logical framework
  • Key steps in the Logical framework approach
  • Strengths and limitations of the Log frame
  • The Log frame and M&E

Concepts Used in Log Frame 

  • Goal
  • Development Objective (D.O)
  • Outputs
  • Component Activities-stating component activities on the log frame
  • Indicators
  • Means of verification
  • Assumptions
  • Stating project outputs
  • Stating project outcomes

Project Outcomes

  • Types of outcomes
  • Setting Outcomes
  • Identifying Outcomes
  • Tracking Outcomes
  • Outcome Indicators
  • Planning for unexpected outcomes
  • Common challenges organizations face when setting project outcomes
  • How to demonstrate project outcomes when designing a project
  • Outcome and Impact assessment-how to track and assess/evaluate the difference you have made/are making
  • Why donors are increasingly getting interested in project outcomes as conditions precedent to the granting of (additional) project funding

LFA Phases

  • The Analysis Phase
  • The problem Phase
  • The Strategy Phase
  • The Planning Phase

The role of LFA in Project

  • LFA in project cycle management
  • LFA and community project ownership
  • Role of LFA and project effectiveness and efficiency
  • LFA and project sustainability


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training will be held at the IRES Training Centre in in Kigali, Rwanda . The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 12th August 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  • Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the commencement date.
  • No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 3 Days
Event Date 19-08-2019
Event End Date 21-08-2019
Cut off date 12-08-2019
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 375,992
Individual Price (International) EUR 412
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 469
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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