• Learning about Theories of Change for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Research Uptake

    This practice paper from IDS captures lessons from recent experiences on using ‘theories of change’ amongst organisations involved in the research–policy interface.
  • UNICEF webinar: Theory of change

    What is a Theory of Change? How is it different from a logframe? Why is it such an important part of an impact evaluation?
  • 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.  The information provided was supplied by Steve Powell.
  • Dylomo

    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.
  • VUE

    The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept and content mapping application, developed to support teaching, learning and research and for anyone who needs to organize, contextualize, and access digital information.
  • TOCO

    Theory of Change Online (TOCO) is web-based software (no download required) that you can use to design, edit and store your Theory of Change.
  • The hidden life of theories of change

    One common criticism of Theory of Change is that it is often used as a framework that fixes agreements rather than as a living, guiding tool that helps reflection and adaptation.
  • 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 3: Q & A about drawing logic models

    This week on BetterEvaluation we're presenting Questions and Answers about logic models. A logic model represents a program theory - how an intervention (such as a program, project or policy) is understood to contribute to its impacts.
  • BetterEvaluation FAQ: How do I choose a suitable theory of change?

    A theory of change can be very useful in designing an impact evaluation, but what kinds of theories should we use?
  • BetterEvaluation FAQ: How can you get stakeholders to articulate how they think a program or project works?

    In our last newsletter we drew attention to our method page on
  • Using logic models and theories of change better in evaluation

    Many evaluations include a process of developing
  • Illustrating models and theories of change

    Chris Lysy, of Lysy Design, (and also known as Fresh Spectrum's 'evaluation cartoonist'), recently made our day by storifying an example of a logic model Patricia Rogers had previously created for the UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series in Brie
  • Theory of change software

    There are a number of options when it comes to using software to help create a logic model.
  • Defining theories of change

    This review from CARE International UK looks at 19 peacebuilding projects in conflict-affected countries and finds that the articulation and review of theories of change has a wide range of
  • Learning about theories of change for the monitoring and evaluation of research uptake

    The paper, published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), captures lessons from recent experiences on using ‘theories of change’ amongst organisations involved in the research–policy interface.
  • A guide to monitoring and evaluating policy influence

    Using a literature review and interviews, this paper aims to provide an overview of the different approaches to monitoring and evaluating policy influence.