Evaluation Glossary

Logical Framework

A management tool used to improve the design of interventions, most often at the project level. It involves identifying strategic elements (inputs, outputs, outcomes, impact) and their causal relationships, indicators, and the assumptions or risks that may influence success and failure. It thus facilitates planning, execution and evaluation of an intervention.


Development Assistance Committee. (2002). Glossary of key terms in evaluation and results-based management. Paris, France: OECD.

Related Terms

Impact Theory
Log Frames
Logic Model
Outcome Map
Pathway of Change
Program Model
Results Chain
Results Framework
Theory of change