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  1. Using logic models and theories of change better in evaluation

    Blog
    19th May, 2017

    Many evaluations include a process of developing logic models and theories of change – an explanation of how the activities of a program, project, policy, network or event are expected to contribute to particular results in the short-term and longer-term.  They have been used for many years -  versions can be seen in Carol Weiss’ 1972 book "Evaluation research: methods for assessing program effectiveness" -  and they have been mainstreamed in many organisations

  2. Theory of Change Workshop- Southern Hemisphere

    Event
    Workshop
    11th April, 2017 to 12th April, 2017
    South Africa
    Paid

    Southern Hemisphere will be offering a Theory of Change Training Workshop in Cape Town on 11 – 12 April 2017. The course is designed for people working in the development sector or Government who want to get to grips with Theory of Change.   

  3. Illustrating models and theories of change

    Blog
    10th January, 2018

    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 Brief 2: Theory of Change. With a few simple changes, Chris has managed to turn a rather static diagram into something that is more visually appealing and understandable to stakeholders.

    He's kindly let us share it with you here, and you can find the original post along with more of Chris' writing on data design on the Lysy Design website along with help in telling the story of your data if you need it.

  4. Theory of Change for Development

    Event
    E-learning
    1st November, 2017
    Online
    Free

    Learn to use a Theory of Change approach to better understand your development program's impact and improve your results.

  5. 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 ...  (http://www.theoryofchange.org/pdf/DFID_ToC_Review_VogelV7.pdf) which speaks at page 40 about the role of evidence in theory of change thinking. A programme that ...

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

    Resource
    Guide
    2015

    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. 

  7. Theory Maker

    Resource
    Tool
    2016

    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. 

  8. BetterEvaluation FAQ: How do you use program theory for evaluating systems?

    Blog
    21st June, 2017

    In our recent blog post about using theories of change and logic models better in evaluation, we asked BetterEvaluation members to submit a question or challenge that they have in relation to creating or using theory of change for review by the BetterEvaluation team.

  9. DoView Software

    Resource
    Tool
    2016

    DoView is a specialized package for drawing logic models. It is designed primarily to draw outcomes chain models but can also be used for pipeline logic models. 

  10. Dylomo

    Resource
    Tool
    2016

    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. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada in June 2016, and was demonstrated at the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Perth, Australia, 2016. 

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