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Logic Models

Describing a Logic Model

A logic model identifies the main components of your program and targets processes and outcomes (also called “impacts”) for evaluation.

The left-hand side of a logic model shows three boxes for the process components (i.e., inputs, strategies/activities, and outputs), which correspond to the actions you plan for your program.

The right-hand side of a logic model depicts the three boxes for the outcome components, which illustrate what you hope your program will achieve. The outcomes (i.e., short-term, intermediate, and long-term) are in sequence, according to the time needed to accomplish them.

Boxes to list data sources to document accomplishments are placed below the output and outcome components.

All components are aimed at achieving one overall program goal, which is shown either at the top of the logic model or in the far right-hand box.

A Logic Model Template

This image illustrates the Overall Program Goal Statement. On the left side, we have the inputs, strategies/activities, and outputs. These correspond to the actions you plan for your program. On the right side we have the short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes. These illustrate what you hope your program will achieve. Data source to document accomplishments would appear under outputs, short-term outcomes, intermediate outcomes, and long-term outcomes.

 

Job Aid:
Logic Model Template [pdf 64K, doc 48K]

 

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