• Corpus ID: 65088784

Refining Theories of Change

@article{Dhillon2018RefiningTO,
  title={Refining Theories of Change},
  author={Lovely Dhillon and Sara Vaca},
  journal={Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation},
  year={2018},
  volume={14},
  pages={64-87}
}
Background: Despite the disparities in how they are defined and what elements are included, most Theories of Change remain consistent in one way – their visual format. Typically, Theories of Change are presented as a one-page visual in a flowchart style with lines and boxes of uniform size. In addition, Theories of Change are often created as stand-alone tools that are rarely linked effectively to other organizational tools. Purpose: The authors: (1) propose the essential elements that… 
Theory of Change for Development: Understanding, Usage, and Influence
The Theory of Change (ToC) approach has become popular among the international development community, emerging as a need for organizations to carry out more effective initiatives in the context of an
A new decade for social changes
. A theory of change is a purposeful model of how an initiative, such as a policy, a strategy, a program, a project or an intervention contributes through a chain of early and intermediate outcomes
Toward learning from change pathways: reviewing theory of change and its discontents
The concept of Theory of Change (ToC) is well established in the evalu­ ation literature, underpinning substantial research and practice eff orts. However, its ability to facilitate learning has been
Representing theories of change: technical challenges with evaluation consequences
  • Rick Davies
  • Sociology
    Journal of Development Effectiveness
  • 2018
ABSTRACT This paper looks at the technical issues associated with the representation of Theories of Change and the implications of design choices for the evaluability of those theories. The focus is
Theory of Change Literature Summaries
  • Business
  • 2018
 Defines ToC as dialogue-based process intended to describe a series of events that are expected to lead to a particular desired outcome this is captured in a diagram and narrative to provide a
Putting Theory of Change into Use in Complex Settings
TLDR
It is argued that theory of change can be used to help stakeholders in agricultural research for development projects collectively agree on problems and visions of success and is damaged if projects are pushed to be too specific too early about the outcomes for which they are to be held accountable.
Supporting systems transformation through design‐driven evaluation
As complexity in human social‐technical systems grows so does the need to provide useable guidance for how to effectively create change within them. A design‐driven approach to evaluation draws on
The Definition Problem : from Theory to Theory of Change
Background: This article addresses two problems. The first is the Flexibility Problem: If we are to use a more flexible format for theories of change than for traditional logic models, one in which
Theories of change in sustainability science: Understanding how change happens
Science-based initiatives generate particular changes towards sustainable development. But why and how does this work? Theories of change (ToCs) can help in understanding the theoretical assumptions
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 16 REFERENCES
The Case for Participatory Evaluation
Participatory evaluation is presented as an extension of the stakeholder-based model with a focus on enhancing evaluation utilization through primary users’ increased depth and range of participation
Purposeful Program Theory: Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models
TLDR
This chapter discusses the development and representation of Program Theory, and some Research-Based Theories of Change, as well as resources for Developing Program Theory.
Participatory evaluation. What is it? Why do it? What are the challenges?
TLDR
This policy brief discusses the key concepts of participatory evaluation and some tips for applying it and presents some real-life examples from two evaluators who work with grantees of the Partnership for the Public’s Health Initiative.
Nothing as Practical as Good Theory : Exploring Theory-Based Evaluation for Comprehensive Community Initiatives for Children and Families
TLDR
The topic on the table is the evaluation of comprehensive cross-sector community-based interventions designed to improve the lot of children, youth, and families, supported in large part by private foundations.
Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation: Stakeholder Involvement Approaches
  • B. Hadden
  • Education
    Journal of Teaching in Social Work
  • 2019
Down o d Collaborati e Participatory And Empowerment Evaluation Stakehold r Involvement Approaches Pdf filetype: PDF, Epub, Doc, Docx, MOBI this nice ebook and read the Collaborative articipatory And
Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money while Making a Difference
future. But, she also wants to use her wealth to address the social and environmental challenges she cares about and thereby leave a broader legacy. She becomes convinced that simply giving her money
Models of Causality and Causal Inference
3.1 HUMAN AGENCY: CLAIMING CAUSATION THROUGH INTERVENTION 15 3.1.1 CRITIQUE #1: LACK OF EXTERNAL VALIDITY (ACCIDENTALITY) 16 3.1.2 CRITIQUE #2: THREATS TO INTERNAL VALIDITY 16 3.1.3 CRITIQUE #3:
Evaluation thesaurus, 4th ed.
Evaluation Essentials: From A to Z
...
...