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Yves Leenaerts8 July 2016

Logical Framework Approach and Indicators for the results measurement of projects and programs

Methodological Training Practical Information

This training lasts four days and may be provided both in Brussels (HQ) and in Delegations.

This training course covers only succinctly Project and Programme Cycle Management; It deals above all with logical framework approach (LFA).

Objectives of the course

By the end of the training course, the participants will:

  • Understand key methodological principles for planning and managing projects and programs (Logical Framework Approach/LFA, the Logical Framework Matrix/LFM, Intervention Logic/IL, Theory of Change…) common for both aid modalities, being in support to a partner policy or a thematic areas
  • Have a practical understanding of how to develop a useful, robust Intervention Logic
  • Have made practical use of LFA-related tools
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of a Logframe Matrix and Intervention Logic
  • Have a practical understanding of the purpose and use of indicators
  • Have a clear understanding of the operational uses of different management tools
  • Be able to link the training content with their work on EU supported actions as well as with some related key documents and management mechanisms (Action Document, the EU Results Framework …)
  • Be able to make informed choices to support the changes that the projects and programs seek to bring about.

Target Audience

The course is aimed at DEVCO staff and DG NEAR staff managing ENI cooperation, both in Delegations and Headquarters. It is also open, according to availability of seats (i.e. on a 2nd priority), to colleagues from the "Relex family" (ECHO, TRADE, FPI, ECFIN, EEAS and all other NEAR staff). Number of participants: 20-25

Structure of the training course

DAY 1 – The Logical Framework Approach

 

Session 1: Introduction

  • Introduction of participants and trainers
  • Training objectives
  • Links with other training courses
  • Agenda
  • LFA in the Project and Programs Cycle Management
  • LFA and the Action Document

Session 2: First steps in the LFA

  • What does “CHANGE” really mean
  • Understanding the results chain
  • The context analyses (public policy, stakeholders)
  • The crucial assessment of capacities

Session 3: Linking analyses and change processes

  • The iterative and gradual thinking process
  • The priority areas for support/the problem analysis
  • The problems/objectives trees method

Session 4: Case study: Understanding the context and thinking through the change process

DAY 2 – The Intervention Logic and the Logframe Matrix

 

Session 5: Building an Intervention Logic

  • The Intervention Logic as a thinking process and a product
  • Strategy analysis
  • Factoring in change processes

Session 6: Assumptions, risks, evidence and the Intervention Logic

  • Assumptions in the Intervention Logic
  • Evidence underpinning assumptions
  • Identifying and managing risks

Session 7: Developing a Logframe Matrix

  • What is a LFM?
  • Additional tools to complement the LFM
  • Nested logframes
  • Case study: Building an LFM

Session 8: Case study: how to improve the Logframe Matrix with the intervention logic

DAY 3 – Indicators

 

Session 9: Recap on the LFM and IL

  • The vertical logic of an LFM
  • The horizontal logic of an LFM

Session 10: Indicators (I): Indicators, baselines, targets and milestones

  • Indicators and objectives
  • Baselines, targets and milestones

Session 11: Indicators (II): Indicators & sources of verification

  • Different types of indicators
  • Quality of indicators
  • Sources of verification and Case Studies on: Indicators and sources of verification

Session 12: Indicators (III): Sources of verification & critical analysis of data

  • Quantitative and qualitative indicators
  • Comparison methods and critical analysis of data

DAY 4 – Results measurement, the LFA during implementation and conclusions

 

Session 13: Monitoring systems & result oriented management

  • The Logframe Matrix as a living tool
  • Setting up a monitoring system
  • Managing for development results
  • The EU Results Framework

Session 14: Working groups on the LFM, indicators and sources of verification

Session 15: Plenary presentation by groups on ILs and LFMs

Session 16: Recap, conclusions and evaluation

  • Key messages
  • Step by step into DEVCO’s LFA
  • Questions and answers

You can find here the whole material of the training course on the logical framework approach (LFA) 1467984993_zip_icon.png (15.8 MB).

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