Identification of your target group(s)

Once you've established the basic intervention logic, it's time to clearly identify the target group or groups of your project. One complaint about many logframes and projects is that they are completely devoid of human presence, meaning that they are just a list of things to do and things to deliver. Make sure that at least the purpose of your project describes who is meant to gain its benefits.

To help you with this, Logframer allows you to specify one or more target groups for each main purpose of your project. You can add target groups on two places:

  1. In the Logical Framework window, make sure that the Details pane is visible. If not, go to the Lay-out toolbar and click on the Show Details button. Then click on a purpose.
  2. In the Project Information window, click on the Target Groups tab

List of the project's target groups

To add a target group, click into the list. This will select the Items toolbar. Then press the Add button. You will get the following dialogue window:

Target group dialog

  • Target group name: description of the target group
  • Purpose: select the purpose to which the target group belongs. You can move a target group from one purpose to the other using this list.
  • Type: are you working with individuals, families, extended families, communities, associations, enterprises, local authorities, (national/regional) authorities or other types of beneficiaries?
  • Statistics: this section allows you to identify the size of the target population
    • Number: the number of families, communities, associations… you expect to be working with. If you work with individuals, this number will be the same as the total number of people.
    • Number of people: on the right you can specify three numbers:
      • Number of women
      • Number of men
      • Total number of people
  • Location: description of where the target group is located (province, region, list of villages…)

Below, you can specify which fields should be included in the Target Group Identification form. Depending on the type of beneficiary you choose, Logframer will include default fields such as the name of the person or organisation, the address, etc. You can remove items that you don't need and add your own (see Tools: Target Group Identification Form).

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