Guidance on using the revised logical framework

This guide from the UK Department of International Development (DFID) aims to help project managers/evaluators make the best use of logical framework (logframe) in designing and managing projects.


  • The purpose of this document
  • Guidance or compliance?
  • Who does this guidance apply to?
  • The Logframe and the Logical Framework Approach
  • Logframes and the Development Cycle
  • Looking at aid intervention options
  • Exploring your choice of Approach
  • Project Design
  • The Results Chain
  • Guide to Completing the Logframe
  • Check: Is it logical?
  • Terminology and Harmonisation
  • Making Decisions (Approval)
  • Is your project on track? (Implementation and Monitoring)
  • Making changes to the logframe
  • Assessing Impact (Evaluation)
  • Project Scoring at Annual Review/Project Completion Review
  • Annex 1: Example Indicators
  • Annex 2: Gender in logical frameworks
  • Annex 3: Checklist for completing the logframe
  • Annex 4: Additional sources of guidance 


DFID. (2011). Guidance on Using the Revised Logical Framework, How to note. A DFID practice paper: Department for International Development (DFID).

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