Using the Logical Framework for Sector Analysis and Project Design: A User's Guide

Institutional Document | December 1998

The logical framework is presented as a conceptual and analytical tool for undertaking sector analysis, project planning, and project management.

The logical framework is presented as a conceptual and analytical tool for undertaking sector analysis, project planning, and project management. While, traditionally, the logical framework is a 16-box frame, this guide emphasizes the basic concepts and underlying processes inherent in applying the logical framework.

This guide clarifies concepts such as:

  • objectives
  • outputs
  • performance indicators
  • impact
  • assumptions
  • cause-effect analysis

It also indicates how these contribute to the process of systematically and logically analyzing sector performance; planning interventions; and monitoring project implementation.

The guide uses a simplified example from the transport sector to illustrate these concepts and processes.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the Process
  • Assess Sector Performance
  • Project Design and Planning
  • Management Information Systems
  • Questions Often Asked About the Logical Framework