Logical Framework

The logical framework (logframe) is a tool used to help organisations in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of their projects and programmes. Although it is constructed during the design phase of the project, the logframe is a living document, which should be consulted and modified as needed during the life of the project. The logframe is a dynamic tool that makes it possible to reassess and revise the intervention as necessary. The logical framework methodology allows the project team to think through the major aspects of the project and reflect on the logic of their intervention.

Having a well-developed and clear project design is the first step to being able to elaborate your M&E Plan. However, a Logical Framework is just one of the design tools you can use for your project or program. You can also consider developing a Theory of Change.

Below are some resources to help get you started in developing a Logical Framework for your project or programme.


Designing Projects and Project Evaluations Using the Logical Framework Approach – Bill Jackson 

Practical Concepts Incorporated – Greta Jensen

The logical framework – Practical concepts Incorporated 


Atelier de formation des acteurs locaux de l’eau et de l’assainissement – PDM

Gestion du Cycle de Projet – Comission Européenne

Guide Pratique: Comment élaborer un cadre logique – BAC

La méthode de cadre logique – ASDI


El marco lógico para el diseño de proyectos – Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo

Marco lógico: Instrumento de Formulación, gestión y evaluación de proyectos – CEPAL

Guía para la elaboración del marco lógico – Universidad Autónoma de Occidente