Developing a Logic Model or Theory of Change, Community Toolbox, University of Kansas

This chapter from the University of Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development 'Community Toolbox' contains a detailed overview of logic models and theory of change development relevant to the related construction of the realist matrix.


  • What is a logic model?
  • When can a logic model be used?
  • How do you create a logic model?
  • What makes a logic model effective?
  • What are the benefits and limitations of logic modeling?


The guide also contains a list of further reading, and a series of examples drawn from practice.


Source: Milstein, B and Chapel, T. (2011) , The Community Tool Box, Work Group for Community Health and Development, 'Developing a logic model or theory of change', University of Kansas, retrieved from 

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