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Introduction
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.

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

Course duration
5 Days

Course Objectives

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 Content

Introduction to Project Management

  • Characteristics of a project
  • Project Cycle Management
  • M&E in Project Management
  • Results Based Management

Overview of Project Design Tools and Methods

  • Introduction to M&E and project design
  • Results Framework
  • Theory of Change
  • Logical Framework

Introduction to Logical Framework

  • Purpose of the logframe
  • Logframe and LFA
  • Logframe and project lifecycle
  • Logical framework formats

LFA: Project Analysis

  • Stakeholders analysis
  • Problem analysis
  • Objectives analysis
  • Strategy analysis

LFA: Project Logic

  • Results chain approach
  • Developing the project objectives
  • Linking activities to outputs

LFA: Indicators

  • Understanding indicators
  • Indicator metrics
  • Developing the indicators
  • Linking indicators to objectives in a logframe
  • Indicator baseline and targets

LFA: Means of Verification

  • Introduction to data in M&E
  • Data collection sources and methods
  • Linking data to indicators

LFA: Risks and Critical Assumptions

  • Introduction to project assumptions
  • Developing assumptions in the logframe
  • Risk management for critical assumptions

LFA: Project Schedules

  • Project Implementation Plan
  • Project Cost Schedules

Performance Measurement

  • Monitoring strategies
  • Performance Measurement Framework
  • Indicator Performance Tracker

Training Approach

This course will be delivered by our skilled trainers who have vast knowledge and experience as expert professionals in the fields. The course is taught in English and through a mix of theory, practical activities, group discussion and case studies. Course manuals and additional training materials will be provided to the participants upon completion of the training.

Tailor-Made Course

This course can also be tailor-made to meet organization requirement. 

Training Venue 

The training will be held at our Upskill Training Centre. We also offer training for a group (at a discount of 10% to 50%) at requested location all over the world. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, and buffet lunch.

Visa application, travel expenses, airport transfers, dinners, accommodation, insurance, and other personal expenses are catered by the participant

Certification

Participants will be issued with Upskill certificate upon completion of this course.

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