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  1. Keystone Accountability's guide for Developing a Theory of Change


    This guide provides an accessible and easy to follow set of activities for developing a theory of change. It is particularly useful for C4D initiatives that include participatory communication and dialogue, and other forms of community engagement and social change. It is a good option for Develop program theory or logic model.

  2. ActKnowledge and Aspen Institute’s Guided Example: Theory of Change


    Drawing on the experience  ActKnowledge and Aspen Institute had in evaluating the "Super Woman" Program, this guided example shows how to develop an outcomes chain using the Theories of Change (TOC) process.

  3. Theories of change and situation analysis

    Forum topic

    just started the second phase. He asked me how detailed the situation analysis to inform a Theory of Change ... Vogel, The use ofTheory of Change’ in international development ...  ( which speaks at page 40 about the role of evidence in theory of change thinking. A programme that ...

  4. Theory of change- guidance on developing, representing, and using


    This page sets out some suggestions about what might be considered good practice, adequate practice and inadequate practice in developing, representing and using programme theory (also known as theory of change or logic models).  Please add your feedback and suggestions in our forum or share your comments on twitter @bettereval or FaceBook

  5. Theory of Change Thinking in Practice- A Stepwise Approach


    This guide builds on work of HIVOS' experimentation with and learning about Theory of Change (ToC), including the work of its Theory of Change Learning Group (established 2010). The guide is divided into three parts: Part A introduces theory of change and Hivos’ perspective on ToC thinking: what it is, what
    users should know before they start, and key features of ToC thinking that users need to understand in order to be able to use the approach effectively. Part B is a stepwise approach to guide users through the process of developing a ToC for different purposes, including information on how to use specific tools recommended for each step. Part C contains references to tools suggested in Part B, as well as resources and sites where
    you can find more information about ToC use. 

  6. Theory Maker


    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. 

  7. Monitoring and Evaluation for Impact Investing

    Impact investment aims to create positive social change alongside financial returns, thereby creating blended value. Impact investments differ from earlier forms of socially aligned or socially responsible investments in that the intention behind the impact investment is to have a positive effect on society as opposed to merely avoiding negative effects (Flynn, Young, & Barnett, 2015 p.11). Assessing the intended and actual blended value created is an important part of impact investing.

  8. 7 Strategies to improve evaluation use and influence- Part 2

    2nd February, 2018

    This is the second of a two-part blog on strategies to support the use of evaluation, building on a session the BetterEvaluation team facilitated at the American Evaluation Association conference last year. While the session focused particularly on strategies to use after an evaluation report has been produced, it is important to address use before and during an evaluation.

  9. Evaluation Toolkit- Autumn Intensive 2019

    20th May, 2019 to 22nd May, 2019

    This 3-day program offers a range of full day workshops including evaluation basics and theories, reporting, program logic, and essentials for qualitative and quantitative methods.

  10. Generic change theories

    Causal mechanisms, change mechanisms
    Evaluation Option

    There are some change theories that can be applied across different sectors - for example, motivation, deterrence, capacity development.  

    This page provides links to some resources that outline these change theories.