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Logframe vs Theory of Change: What’s the difference?

There is often confusion around the terms “logframe” and “theory of change”. A logframe is a tool used to plan, monitor and evaluate projects. It is a logical framework which delineates the linkages between a project’s activities, outputs, outcomes and impact. A theory of change, on the other hand, is …

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How to write a logical framework (logframe)

Reading a Logframe

Download logframe template and example  Love them or hate them, logical frameworks (logframes) have become a staple of international development programs. Most donors will require one as part of your proposal, and it’s the first things an evaluator will ask for. Our logframe template is one of the most popular downloads on tools4dev. This …

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Logical framework (logframe) template

A logical framework matrix (or logframe) is the output of a program design process where you work out how the program activities will lead to the immediate outputs, and how these will lead to the outcomes and goal. In an ideal world, a logframe should be flexible and updated frequently. …

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Monitoring and Evaluation Tools for Projects


The range of tools available to monitor and evaluate projects is growing. As you apply for funding to implement your project, you will realise how important it is to remain accountable. In many cases, just having the right tools, with the ability to properly monitor your success and impact is …

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Types of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

The type of M&E system you choose to build, could determine how successful and relevant your M&E is. Finding the right fit it important. There may some standard steps but positioning your M&E system within a specific conceptual framework adds to the quality and makes any analysis far more systematic. …

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What is the logical framework approach?

In the field of international development, specific methods and approaches are used to plan a cooperation intervention. Many of them have been developed for the particular needs of donors. In this article, we briefly present the most widely used results-based approach: the logical framework approach. Where is the “logic”? The …

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The 4 phases of the project cycle

Professional project management is a cyclical activity. Running a project efficiently and effectively is commonly called “Project Cycle Management” or PCM. Planning, implementation and monitoring as well as reviews and evaluations are always based on the results framework described in the Logical Framework Matrix. The Project Cycle Management is the …

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Templates (Download)

tools4dev is a free resource for the international development community. All individual templates on our website are available for free and there is no obligation to pay. However, if you would like to help us cover our costs, you can now download all templates in a bundle for a small …

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What can international development learn from tech start-ups?

International development tends to be heavy on planning and documentation. There are concept notes and proposals to write, logframes and monitoring and evaluation systems to prepare, quarterly progress reports to submit, and baseline and endline surveys to measure the impact. All this planning works well when you know how to …

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