Workshop 3: Program Cycle Management (PCM) and Logical Framework Approach (LFA) – Tools for Project Design and Project Management

09.30 hrs Welcome to the Participants

10.00 hrs Introduction: Learning Objectives and Training Approach

What defines a ‘project’ and what is its role relative to other forms of aid; the project cycle, key documents and stakeholder responsibilities; the link between Project Cycle Management (PCM) and the Logical Framework Approach (LFA); the principles of the Logical Framework Approach and how the main analytical tools can be applied.

10.30 hrs Tools Part 1 - The Project and the Principles of Project Cycle Management (PCM)

Definition of the term „project“ and the relation between policy, program and project. Why can projects fail ? Introduction of the Project Cycle, of the main principles and objectives of PCM as well as of the documents required for the process.

11.00 hrs Coffee Break

11.15 hrs Tools Part 2 – The Logical Framework Approach (LFA)

The inter-relation between Project Cycle Management and the Logical Framework Approach. Key features of applying the LogFrame Tool throughout the PCM cycle.

12.00 hrs Tools Part 3 – Stakeholder Analysis, Problem Analysis and Strategy Analysis 

Identifying key stakeholders and defining their role in the project cycle. Identifying causes of development problems by means of the problem tree methodology and turning them into strategic goals through an objective tree. Defining strategic options for the project implementation.

12.30 hrs Tools Part 4 – LogFrame Matrix and Project Logic

How to apply the LogFrame Matrix as a tool to define the project´s horizontal and vertical logical strains. 

13.00 hrs Lunch

14.00 hrs Monitoring and Evaluation Part 1: Indicators and their Function

Understanding the role of indicators for the effective implementation of a project. Introduction of different types of indicators and methods as well as sources for their verification. 

14.45 hrs Monitoring and Evaluation Part 2: Definition of M & E

Reasons for project monitoring and evaluation. What is the difference between monitoring and evaluation ? Main principles of M & E and the information/data required.

15.30 hrs Coffee Break

15.45 hrs Monitoring and Evaluation Part 3: Monitoring of Projects

Outline of project monitoring procedures and methodology as well as of major possible problems, which may occur during the process. 

16.15 hrs Monitoring and Evaluation Part 4: Evaluation of Projects

Outline of the basic steps of a project evaluation procedure. Definition of relevant information and sources to obtain it from. Ways to incorporate evaluation into the future project planning.

16.45 hrs Questions and Answers / Discussion

17.30 hrs End of the Workshop