Logical Framework Guides and Examples

Logical frameworks, also known as LogFRAMEs, are commonly used by projects funded by the United Nations (UN). They help set clear program objectives and define indicators of success. They also outline the critical assumptions on which a project is based, similar to the results framework. However, the logical framework includes additional information, namely, it accounts for the resources required to implement a program, the key activity clusters of a program and the means for verifying project accomplishments.

The following matrix is an example of a logical framework, including definitions of terms. For a specific example of a logFRAME for a program to end child labor, see page 24 of A Guide for Developing a Logical Framework.

Project Description Performance Indicators Means of Verification Assumptions
Goal: The broad impact that the project will contribute to at a sectoral/national level Measures the project’s contribution toward meeting the goal; for evaluation purposes Data sources and collection methods  
Purpose: The expected outcome toward which all program components are aimed Determines that the purpose of the project has been achieved and results are sustainable; for project completion and evaluation Data sources and collection methods  
Component Objectives: The expected outcome from each output Determines attainment of component objectives; for review and evaluation Data sources and collection methods  
Outputs: The direct results (goods and services) which are measured by the project Measures quantity, quality and timing of outputs; for monitoring and review Data sources and collection methods  
Activities: The project tasks that deliver outputs Measure program targets; for monitoring Data sources and collection methods