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Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) Guidance for Developing Logical and Results Frameworks

This document summarizes Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) guidance for developing logical and results frameworks.

• logical framework “is a systematic and visual way to present and share your understanding of the relationships among the resources you have to operate your program, the activities you plan, and the changes or results you hope to achieve.”CRS’ proframe and the U.K. Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) logframe are examples of logical frameworks.
• A results framework is similar, except that it focuses on articulating results. USAID’s results framework is an example of such a framework.

These frameworks are planning, management and communications tools. Which type of framework designers choose to use usually depends on donor demands. They are developed during the design phase and are revised as necessary during implementation. These frameworks also guide the development of detailed implementation plans and program or project budgets.


Bibliographic Details
Author Carlisle J. Levine
Publisher Catholic Relief Services
Publication Date January 31, 2007
Publication City Baltimore, MD
Publication Work
Resource Type
Resource Focus
Submitted to Point K September 13, 2011 - 3:32pm

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