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  1. Develop programme theory / theory of change

    Synonyms: 
    Logic model, Program logic, Programme logic, Causal model, Results chain, Intervention logic, ToC

    A programme theory explains how an intervention (a project, a programme, a policy, a strategy) is understood to contribute to a chain of results that produce the intended or actual impacts. 

    It can include positive impacts (which are beneficial) and negative impacts (which are detrimental). It can also show the other factors which contribute to producing impacts, such as context and other projects and programmes.

    Different types of diagrams can be used to represent a programme theory.  These are often referred to as logic models, as they show the overall logic of how the intervention is understood to work.

  2. Program Logic / Theory of Change

    Event
    Course
    14th October, 2015 to 15th October, 2015
    Australia
    Paid

    This workshop style training course introduces the program logic / theory of change concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model for complex, multi-stakeholder programs. A program logic/ theory of change focuses not just on what, and how a project is trying to achieve change but also on the who will be changing. The course includes discussion of how program logic / theory of change can be used for program design and how it can be used to provide the structure for monitoring and evaluation plans.

  3. Advanced Program Logic / Theory of Change

    Event
    Course
    30th April, 2015 to 1st May, 2015
    Australia
    Paid

    This workshop is offered to experienced program logic/theory of change facilitators or those who have already attended several courses on this topic. If you have already mastered the basics and wish to find answers to more in-depth challenges or learn how to develop logic/ theory of change for more complex programs then this workshop is for you.

  4. Theory Maker

    Resource
    Tool
    2016

    This free and open-sourced web-based tool was made by Steve Powell as a quick and simple way of creating a theory of change. 

  5. DoView Software

    Resource
    Tool
    2016

    DoView is a specialized package for drawing logic models. It is designed primarily to draw outcomes chain models but can also be used for pipeline logic models. 

  6. Dylomo

    Resource
    Tool
    2016

    Dylomo is a free, web-based tool that can be used to create interactive, online logic models. Its development involved a user-testing experience at the Canadian Evaluation Society conference in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada in June 2016, and was demonstrated at the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Perth, Australia, 2016. 

  7. Enhancing Program Performance with Logic Models

    Resource
    Guide
    2010

    Developed by the University of Wisconsin Extension service, this resource provides an introduction to developing and using a particular version of the results chain.

  8. AEA Coffee Break Demonstration: Integrative Propositional Analysis- A More Rigorous, Transparent Way to Structure Program Models

    Event
    Webinar
    18th February, 2016
    Online
    Paid

    Integrative Propositional Analysis (IPA) is a new easier, rigorous, transparent way to create, evaluate, and improve our program models. Unlike other methods, it provides a way to quantitatively assess and compare models based on their internal logic-structures. Here, we begin with a brief description of the supporting research stream, then demonstrate how to use IPA to benefit evaluation planning. A key learning is the improved ability to communicate evaluation findings to support program development and success.