Logframe planning
Logframe planning

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2.7 Outputs (ii)

The detailed design of your project will depend to a large extent on where you decide to draw the project boundary.

The area inside the project boundary covers what the project intends to do and changes it hopes to achieve. Things which the project cannot, or chooses not to, address directly are outside the project boundary.

Since you are thinking about the narrative summary column of the matrix, I will concentrate now on what is inside the project boundary.

A process of reflection may give you a clearer idea of what your project will involve. This may involve planning scenarios, such as formal planning workshops or informal discussions. The important point is to arrive at a clear picture of the boundary and principal components of the project. Then you are in a position to have a first go at formulating the outputs.

A good way to proceed is to formulate one output for each of the project components you have identified. Remember that framework planning is an iterative process, so you may feel the need to change the outputs later on, in the light of decisions made in the subsequent stages of the process.

Activity 8

Try filling in the boxes to formulate the project outputs.

The formulation of outputs is similar to that of the project purpose; the difference being that the outputs describe the situation necessary to achieve the project purpose, rather than the end-of-project situation.

To illustrate this, I have filled in two of the boxes for you.

Remember to make notes of aspects which you think are important but cannot work into the formulation of the output. These will provide inputs later on for the formulation of indicators.

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When you are satisfied with your outputs, copy them to your saveable logframe.

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