Training on Project Design using Logical Framework Approach

Project Management, Training

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About the course

Project design is one of the critical phases in the project life cycle. How successful a project becomes will largely depend on how well it was designed. This course provides the skills on the Logical Framework Approach (LFA), the method used to achieve high quality project standards. The participants will learn about the concepts underlying the Logical Framework approach and the main steps in the application of this method. The course introduces the participants to a structured way of linking the objectives of the project to the needs of the stakeholders and identifying strategies to provide the desired results.

Target Participants

This course is strongly recommended for all persons involved in any aspect of projects, from planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

What you will learn

What you will learn

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the log frame approach, its purpose and limitations
  • Analyze stakeholders needs essential for project planning
  • Carry out problems analysis using problem trees
  • Carry out objectives analysis using solutions trees
  • How to write SMART objectives and consider indicators
  • Develop a robust  logframe with all the key project design elements
  • Apply vertical and horizontal logic to a log frame matrix

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Project Design
  • Project result chain
  • M&E Indicators
  • Logical Framework Approach - Project Analysis Phase
  • Logical Framework Approach - Project Planning Phase
  • Project Risk and Assumptions
  • Project Schedules

Case Studies for Logframes

Sample logframes from development organizations

Group exercise: Developing a logframe

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more:  [email protected]