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Project Cycle Management with LogFrame Tools (28 October - 1 November 2019)

1670.00 EUR


Date: 28 October - 1 November 2019

Training fee: 1670 EURO

  • What is the difference between outputs, outcome, impact and results?
  • How do we formulate good indicators?
  • Why did the project include these activities and not the others?
  • How can we improve our implementation and monitor our work?

This training will help you to explore some of the above questions in a structural way and provide a great basis for any project management! With this necessary basis, you can confidently adapt this management

know-how to your complex reality and blend it with many other management approaches! 

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training, the participants will have:

  • gained a general understanding of capacity development and sustainable development
  • gained thorough knowledge and understanding of the project cycle management concept and the Logical Framework Approach (LFA)
  • understood what are good structure and contents of project documents (programme proposal/offer)
  • understood how to develop impact-oriented monitoring approaches based on a concise planning document
  • understood how to apply results-oriented management concept and tools throughout the project cycle (identification – formulation – implementation – monitoring/evaluation and reporting)
  • practiced using relevant concept and tools in their own fields of work for the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects
  • reflected on and discussed difficult situation or specific challenges in their daily work

Topics and Content

  • Introduction to the concept of capacity development, sustainable development and managing for development results
  • Project cycle management concept, management functions and roles and responsibilities of the cooperating partners in the project cycle
  • The Logical Framework Approach (LFA): background and basic principles
  • Tools and instruments for participatory ‘Situation Analysis’ (appreciative stakeholder analysis, problem analysis, objectives analysis, alternatives analysis)
  • ‘Project Design’: Identification of result chains (GIZ result model), hierarchy of objectives/results, important assumptions (risk factors)
  • Measurable indicators for monitoring and reporting
  • Structure of project document throughout the project cycle
  • Difficult situation or specific challenges from the participants daily work

About the trainer

Dr. Ulrich Gärtner is the master trainer who has trained hundreds of GIZ staff and staff from other development cooperation for almost 30 years. He is an economist and consultant on human resources development and organizational development.

For almost 10 years, he served as Head of Training and Personnel Promotion with GTZ in Germany. He has been a senior advisor for GTZ programme on Regional Project Management Advisory Services for the Asia/Pacific, as well as freelance consultant and lecturer on economics and cross-cultural management. He is a founding member and Managing Director of AMI Asian Management Institute Ltd.

He support various projects and programme in creating, designing, planning, managing and evaluating training programs as well as technical cooperation projects.

His international experience spans over 30 years in three continents (Europe, Africa, Asia) with most of the last ten years focused on work in Asian countries. 

Training Approaches

The training course is based on short and focused input presentations as well as group discussions. Permanent visualization is applied. Furthermore participants will get the chance to discuss in work groups their “own” project concepts (LogFrame / Results Matrix) and work on specific issues aiming to better understand and/or improve their systems.  If preferred, participants can apply all steps and parts of the LFA by using a standardised project case.

Individual feedback and coaching can be provided if demanded by participants.

Who should attend this training?

This training course addresses anybody in development cooperation (especially GIZ NP) who wants to learn how to design, manage and monitor projects and programmes more effectively.

Since the approach is internationally accepted and also being used by many organization, a profound knowledge of LFA is essential in order to be able to work in international development cooperation professionally.


The participants should have some experiences working in development setting. It is highly encouraged that a small team from the same project attend the training together, so that they can work on their project own case. Bring your project partner and team along!