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Training Program

Specialised Course on Logical Framework Approach Towards Planning Sustainable Development of WatSan

On the wake of the independence, the Government of Bangladesh embarked upon a massive water supply and sanitation programme with focus on reaching the deprived rural communities. Development partners from home and abroad joined the government in the promotion of the water supply and sanitation situation in the country. Since then the government and development partners implemented a series of projects and programs. The combined effort of the government, donors, NGOs and the private sector has resulted in commendable achievement. Notwithstanding the success, technological, social, institutional, and financial challenges still plague the sector. Projects more often fail to achieve the objectives or fall short of the target. A World Bank evaluation of projects around the globe shows that “80% of unsuccessful projects fail due to poor objectives and misleading or insufficient assumptions… not because of poor implementation”. The stands will gain from improvement in the process of planning.


The Logical Framework Approach (LFA) is a management tool. Often referred to as the LOGFRAME, the method helps teams to achieve their tasks while at the same time nurturing sustainable teamwork and productive relationships. It is used throughout all the stages of a project’s life cycle. Logframe is a participatory planning approach. Its power depends on the degree to which it incorporates the full range of views of all the stakeholders. It enables the project supporters and cynics to develop a plan which they can both support with commitment.


ITN-BUET believes that, application of LFA technique in WatSan development will help projects to achieve their objectives and advance the sector towards sustainable development. In this regard ITN-BUET has organized a three day course on LFA.

To provide a comprehensive theoretical framework and practical knowledge on LFA and its application in WatSan development.

Except for the introduction of a few theoretical concepts, the course will follow a participatory mode. It will draw on the practical experiences of the participants and include a series of exercises to clarify the concepts.

Planners, implementers, managers and decision-makers involved in WatSan sector.

The three day long course entail’s the following areas:

  1. Introduction
  2. Concepts in LFA
  3. Development Process
  4. Elements of Logical Framework
  5. Planning with LFA
  6. Verifying Programme Design
  7. Practical Applications
  8. Advantages & Limitations

ITN Centre has established a Resource Pool of skilled professionals, who act as resource persons for various training courses. Expertise will be drawn from this resource pool to facilitate various sessions of this course.

Persons interested to undertake the course are required to register their names to the ITN Centre. Registration form is available online. The number of seats is limited and registration shall be on a first-come first-serve basis.

To fill up the online application form click here.
To download application form click here.

A registration fee as per advertisement needs to be paid along with the registration form in the form of Account Payee Cheque/Bank draft/Cash.

Registration fee covers the following:
Course Materials, Notes & Hand-outs, Lunch and refreshments, Certificate from ITN-BUET.

ITN-BUET
ARI-ITN Building (4th & 5th floor)
BUET, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone: +88 02 9663693 (direct); 9665650-80, Ext. 7104
Fax: +88 02 9663695
E-mail: itnoffice@itn.buet.ac.bd
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Website: http://www.buet.ac.bd


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