Achieving good results in developing projects starts with proper planning. A thorough analysis of the problems that the project intends to solve should include extensive stakeholder engagement and consultations.
The subsequent project design needs to be concisely formulated, and a standardized format such as the logical framework, is often required. The log frame serves as a tool for comprehensive project formulation, a practical guide during implementation, and can also serve as the basis for monitoring and evaluation.
Project Cycle Management: introduction to the various stages of the project cycle and how they are interlinked; understand the tasks and responsibilities in each of the stages.
Logical Framework (LF): developing a LF matrix; problem analysis; stakeholder analysis; defining project objectives and strategies; setting up activities needed to achieve objectives; identifying indicators and means of verification; measuring progress and results; developing indicators; gathering information needed to verify indicators; considering risks and assumptions; identifying external factors necessary to achieve project objectives.
Budgeting: using the LF as a basis, learn how to estimate resources required and prepare a budget that is logically linked to the activities in the project design.