Most literature on “empowerment and accountability in fragile, conflict and violence affected settings” has been on Theory of Action. These are often confusingly termed ‘theories of change’. A clear distinction and more attention for ToCs are needed.
In this paper, the authors review Theories of Change used in efforts to improve quality and access in STEM education.
This article describes the use of a Theory of Change (ToC) model to develop a brief psychological intervention for common mental disorders and its’ evaluation through a cluster randomized controlled trial in Zimbabwe.
This report explains the logic that underpins the Theory of Change for GROW and then presents an evidence review relevant to the assumptions embedded within it. GROW is an Australian organisation addressing disadvantage through employment.
The purpose of the review of the Rural Access Programme 3 (RAP-3) Theory of Change was to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to reflect and critically review the programme from a holistic perspective.
An animation video by Dorcas International of its Theory of Change. Dorcas is an organisation that is aimed at creating sustainable change by addressing poverty at three different levels - individual, community and governmental levels.
This presentation highlights GRM's experiences using Theories of Change in its analytic framework for evaluation.
This reports presents a Theory of Change to end gender-based violence against women and girls. It outlines seven principles underlying the ToC diagram. It details evidence and provides example indicators.
This 5-minute video from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families.
This short case explain the process Hivos went through as it moved from the 'standard' planning and reporting frameworks to ToC thinking. Available in English and Spanish.
This report looks at program-related investments at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It mentions the role ToCs play in this process.
A research paper that discusses how The Asia Foundation uses ToC in its organisation. In a blog post the author summarizes the 6 key findings of his research and paper.
This video discusses how UTZ certified helps farmers adopt sustainable farming practices through trainings that helps farmers, workers and their families to fulfill their ambitions and contributes to safeguarding the earth's natural resources.
A case study of Twaweza, which seeks to enable people in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to improve their quality of life through a citizen-centred approach to development and public accountability.
The article proposes a theory-driven approach to the design and evaluation of complex interventions by adapting and integrating a programmatic design and evaluation tool, Theory of Change (ToC), into the medical framework for complex interventions.
A report in Dutch in which Theory of Change is used to evaluate two programs on work placement of status holders (refugees, immigrants).
The key strategies and activities RSPO will implement, together with the support of stakeholders to transform the palm oil sector.
A case study detailing the Theory of Change of Food for Life Vrindavan (FFLV) in India. FFLV runs three schools providing free education, meals, skill training and medical help to over 1400 underprivileged girls in Vrindavan, India.
The authors develop a ToC for how the systematic inclusion of women and men with lived experiences of climate change could strengthen climate action.
The article presents a detailed description how a ToC was developed for community mobilisation activities to prevent violence against women and girls.