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 benefits.

"While they are not a panacea, devoting greater attention to theories of change is a simple and relatively inexpensive means of increasing the quality of peacebuilding interventions. Donors and peacebuilding agencies should review their procedures to encourage and accommodate [a] more widespread focus on theories of change, and ensure adequate resources are set aside to allow appropriate monitoring of these theories throughout the life of an intervention." (CARE International UK, 2012)


CARE International UK, (2012). Defining theories of change. Retrieved from website:

Originally sourced from Monitoring and Evaluation NEWS