Building Your Project Logic

What is project logic? #

Your logic model or logical framework (logframe) serves as the core reference document for the Theory of Change of your project. While terminology differs from funder to funder, the main components of project logic are typically similar. These may include:

  • Ultimate outcome (ie. impact or long-term results),
  • Intermediate outcomes (ie. medium-term results),
  • Immediate outcomes (ie. short-term results), and
  • Outputs.

Tip: You can easily adapt Kinaki to reflect the terminology used by your project.

Once you’ve created your project logic, you can make real-time updates that all your team members on Kinaki can see. Plus, you can ensure your project logic is available in all the languages your team uses!

How can I use Kinaki to build our project logic? #

As a Project Admin, you can

  • Add new items to the project logic,
  • Edit the name of items and/or code attached to them,
  • Delete items from the project logic,
  • Change the color of items,
  • Customize the number and names of levels within the project logic,
  • Create translated versions of the project logic.

… plus everything that project members can do.

As a Project Member, you won’t have the ability to modify the project logic directly. However, you can still:

  • View the project logic and all translated versions,
  • Export the project logic to PDF or Excel,
  • Comment on the project logic,
  • View the problem tree side-by-side next to the project logic,
  • Show or hide full statements of the project results. 

The Basics – Project Logic #

Add new results to your project logic #

On the lower left of the page (below the Project Logic diagram). In the pop up, paste or type in your result as well as a mandatory result code. In our example videos below, we use the code 1000 for our ultimate outcome, and 1100, 1200 and 1300 for our intermediate outcomes.

Once you’ve created a result, it replaces the “+ Add Result” button in the lowest left of your screen. Now, you’ll need to drag the result into your desired position in the project logic.

Edit or change the colours of your result tiles #

Click the pencil button at the top-right corner of the item in question. From there, click “Background Colour” to select a new colour for that tile, or simply edit your text. The colour coding feature helps people read and understand your logic model more quickly.

Basic Functions #

Add new results to your project logic #

On the lower left of the page (below the Project Logic diagram). In the pop up, paste or type in your result as well as a mandatory result code. In our example videos below, we use the code 1000 for our ultimate outcome, and 1100, 1200 and 1300 for our intermediate outcomes.

Once you’ve created a result, it replaces the “+ Add Result” button in the lowest left of your screen. Now, you’ll need to drag the result into your desired position in the project logic.

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Edit or change the colours of your result tiles #

Click the pencil button at the top-right corner of the item in question. From there, click “Background Colour” to select a new colour for that tile, or simply edit your text. The colour coding feature helps people read and understand your logic model more quickly.