Logframe v. Theory of Change
Key Differences between the Logframe and Theory of Change
|Logical framework||Theory of Change|
|Often mandated by donors||Often voluntary|
|Useful for showing step by step logic by which change should occur. Linear logic||Useful for showing how and why changes are expected to take place. Messier reality of process captured|
|Show in a table and at a glance the basic inputs, outputs and outcomes for your work||Show (usually) as a picture how change is likely to take place|
|May include assumptions/ risks||Focuses heavily on assumptions/ risks|
|Rigid terminology and limited number of steps involved||Is not rigid in its terminology and so is more free-flowing. No limit on number of steps involved|
Source: adapted from IDS
Tools4Dev provides probably the best pictorial depiction of these differences. To view it, click here
Where to next?
Click here to return to How to Use the 1-2-3 Method, here to move on to Step 1: Data Collection and here to return to traditional tools (ToC).