Stories of change

Stories of change show what is valued through the use of specific narratives of events. Structured with a beginning, middle and end, they focus on the change that has taken place due to the program.


  • Communicating Research: Chapter 8 (page 26) of this guide from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), provides a detailed discussion of the process used to create stories of change. The guide also provides an example (Appendix 6, page 48) of a story of change based on a study conducted by ODI in South Sudan.

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Updated: 6th March 2014 - 12:08pm
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Taban Edward

I am interested in how practitioners use stories of change to evaluate the impact of their work. However, the challenge is the subjectivity of the naration from the people being interviewed . How do we deal with the subjectivity ? Some times people tell us what we want to hear !!

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