Course Outline – The Logframe

Module Code: DP02


Managing project objectives is a critical aspect of project management. The LFA is the most widely used and accepted method. In this module you will be introduced to the logical framework as a tool for objective oriented project planning. In addition, you will be given a critical guide to its application in the field of development.

Course Facilitator: Sherrone Lobban (MA Econ)


To explain the logical framework and the various social development tools and techniques for effective objectives-oriented social planning.

 Learning Objectives:

After participating in the learning experience each participant should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding and competence in application of the logical framework method.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding and competence in application of stakeholder analysis, problem analysis and social analysis.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how to conceptualise project objectives.
  4. To hone and synthesise their own solutions/knowledge and act on them.


The Logical Framework Basics 

 What is the Logical Framework?

  • Define the logical framework approach is.
  • Identify a logical framework matrix.
  • Identify at least 2 other project tools similar to the logframe.

Limits and Strengths of the Logical Framework

  • Recognise the limitations of the logframe.
  • Identify the best ways of utilising the logframe in development project management.

Success Factors for the planning process

  • Recognise the role of stakeholder participation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of gender balance and why is it important
  • Recognise the role of project relevancy and organisational capacity
  • Recognise the importance of motivated teams?

Strengths of the Logical framework

  • Identify and explain the strengths and weaknesses of the LFA

The Logical Framework within the Project Cycle

  • Identify the phases of the project cycle where the log frame is utilised

Stakeholder Analysis 

  • Who are Stakeholders?
  • Identifying appropriate stakeholder participation
  • Checklist for identifying stakeholders
  • Checklist for drawing out stakeholders’ interests in relation to the project
  • Conducting a Stakeholder Analysis

 Problem Analysis

  • Defining a problem
  • Understanding problem solving
  • 5 steps to problem analysis

 Analysis of Objectives

  • Developing project objectives

 Strategy Analysis

  • Developing strategies


Offline Simulation Exercise