The Logical Framework (Logframe) Certification Exam©

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Welcome to the LogFRAME Certification Exam© The Results Matrices can take many forms. The Logical Framework Approach (LFA) is still one of the most widely used Results Based Management (RBM) methodologies among international organizations for Strategy, Program and Project cycle management. We created the Exam several years ago as part of the certification process for developing a global cadre of LFA trainers and consultants. We invite you to use the Exam as a review of your current knowledge base and as an opportunity to identify questions you might want to resolve. The following questions take you through the core concepts of the approach and provide a set of answers and and an opportunity to score yourself each time to take the exam. &


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The real focus of Results Based Management (RBM) approach is on
    • A. 

      Deliverables, or the Outputs of a project or effort

    • B. 

      The Outcome of a project or effort

    • C. 

      The overall result, or Goal, of which the project is one cause

    • D. 

      The work plans, or Activities needed to get a project or effort done

  • 2. 
    The Logical Framework Approach   
    • A. 

      Is, in reality, a Results Based Management system

    • B. 

      Is the same as a Results Matrix

    • C. 

      Includes the internal (results chain) and external (Conditions Precedent and Assumptions/Risks) causal logic of a project

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Once a project is defined the LogFRAME should    
    • A. 

      Not be altered

    • B. 

      Be refined during implementation as a result of team learning

    • C. 

      Be discarded and implementation plans used it is place

    • D. 

      Published immediately as a good practice example

  • 4. 
    The Logical Framework Approach is most valuable    
    • A. 

      When used for project design, exclusively

    • B. 

      When used for M&E, exclusively

    • C. 

      When the basis for implementation work planning

    • D. 

      When used throughout the project cycle to integrate learning and improvement

    • E. 

      When influencing donor support

  • 5. 
    A well-crafted LogFRAME design guarantees that the project will be managed well during implementation.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    To be most effective, the Project LogFRAME should be    
    • A. 

      Prepared by expert consultants

    • B. 

      Prepared by Project Management and stakeholders

    • C. 

      Prepared by clients

    • D. 

      Prepared by the Project Management team

  • 7. 
    The Outcome of a project is the set of results a project team can produce?  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The Outcome of a project      
    • A. 

      Is the change in clients’/beneficiaries’ behavior

    • B. 

      Is a reformulation of the project Outputs using performance indicators

    • C. 

      Is the actual products or services the implementers can deliver

    • D. 

      Should include as many results as possible to assure sufficient value

  • 9. 
    The Outcome can be measured by    
    • A. 

      The effect a project has on its clients’ behavior or performance

    • B. 

      The degree to which the project’s Outputs are completed on a timely basis

    • C. 

      The degree to which project disbursements are on track

    • D. 

      The leading indicators of Goal level results

  • 10. 
    The End-of-Project success is measured at the    
    • A. 

      Output level

    • B. 

      Activity level

    • C. 

      Goal level

    • D. 

      Outcome level

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    All of the conditions necessary for the project’s success must be fully under the control of project management:    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Although the project management team is concerned about and focused on Outcome achievement, its Manageable Interest (real accountability), is related to the achievement of the Outputs:    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Outcome of a project is    
    • A. 

      Outside the Manageable Interest (accountability) of project management

    • B. 

      Within the Manageable Interest of Project Management

    • C. 

      Is the responsibility of the client to achieve

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The project Outcome defines the    
    • A. 

      Change in behavior of the client

    • B. 

      Change in institutional performance

    • C. 

      Change in a client’s system performance

    • D. 

      Could be any of the above

  • 15. 
    The Outcome of a project is    
    • A. 

      The concern of the beneficiary and would be nice if it happened

    • B. 

      The rationale, the reason why you are doing a project

    • C. 

      Not necessary, as the achievement of Outputs is more than satisfactory

    • D. 

      Senior management’s concern, not the project management’s

  • 16. 
    If the Outcome is not achieved the project would be considered to have been    
    • A. 

      Irrelevant

    • B. 

      Ineffective

    • C. 

      Without value or return on investment

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    The intended Goal of a project can be realized by the    
    • A. 

      The achievement of the Outcome, alone

    • B. 

      The project Outcome and other interventions assumed in the causal logic

    • C. 

      By other projects that don’t depend on the this project

    • D. 

      By Development Partner’s commitment to the MDGs

  • 18. 
    The project Outcome describes what must be done in order to produce the Outputs    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The Goal level indicators do not need to be specified with quality, quality and time and may be left as general statements describing the Goal.       
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Outputs are considered stronger when they are    
    • A. 

      Interrelated and interdependent

    • B. 

      Define the sub-systems improvements needed for improved Outcome level performance

    • C. 

      Have a synergy among them

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Which of the following sets of sets of verbs would be better for designing a results statement?     
    • A. 

      Managed, improved, enabled

    • B. 

      Installed, eradicated, established

    • C. 

      Enhanced, promoted, facilitated

    • D. 

      Liaised, coordinated, supported

  • 22. 
    Performance indicators should be    
    • A. 

      Stated in general terms, providing flexibility to adjust to actual performance

    • B. 

      As numerous as possible; increasing the shane that something of value will be observed

    • C. 

      Left opened ended to be more precisely defined during implementation

    • D. 

      Measurable with quality, quality and time, at a minimum

  • 23. 
    If a project has two Outcomes, it is often an indication that there are  
    • A. 

      The project will ha a greater value and secure more funding

    • B. 

      The project will satisfy more stakeholders

    • C. 

      The project is stronger in design

    • D. 

      Really two projects

  • 24. 
    Activities summarize the key actions required to achieve the Outputs and are used as the   
    • A. 

      The % of progress as stated in the Work Plan

    • B. 

      The achievement of the intervention

    • C. 

      The % of disbursement against what is budgeted

    • D. 

      The effect it has on clients

  • 25. 
    The measure of the project’s Output interventions is    
    • A. 

      The % of progress as stated in the Work Plan

    • B. 

      The achievement of the intervention

    • C. 

      The % of disbursement against what is budgeted

    • D. 

      The effect it has on clients