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Theory of Change: What’s it all about?
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The document is divided into parts. It highlighlights on different experiences from different contributors

The first section by Maureen Flynn first provides an overview of Theories of Change – what they are; how and why they were developed; how they relate to other methods of assessing impact; and how they can support effective
development. The articles that follow then address experiences and applications of Theories of Change across differing contexts.

James Treasure-Evans outlines the development of Concern Universal’s Theory of Change, and the challenges and benefits that they found during the process.

Duncan Green provides an alternative approach to developing a theory of social change, describing how an Oxfam programme in Tanzania took on an evolutionary acceleration approach to its work on accountability. Finally, Isabel Vogel reports on the interesting results of a DFID commissioned review of people’s experience with Theory of Change.