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Developing Theory of Change



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January 28, 2023 - February 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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Better design, better Impact, logically sound and realistic plan of action, when implemented, they increase the probability of delivery of outcomes and impacts. And therefore, careful consideration of the preconditions, delineation of cause-effect relationships, and surfacing of the underlying assumption facilitates chiselling-out development interventions, sharpening their outcome focus and making them more plausible. As resources become scarce and interventions, environments become more complex. Now a day donors, impact investors, philanthropies, and charities are increasingly asking for clear articulation of pathways of change. Better-described intervention pathways increase and enhance implementation efficiency and intervention efficacy, translating into impact precision. Theory-of-Change is such a tool aiding project or programme designers to think through the intricacies and complexities of any intervention.

A Theory-of-Change helps in describing how the envisioned outcomes and impact in the given development scenario are expected to unfold, because of the intervention mix implementation in the said context and the key assumptions therein. A well-articulated Theory-of-Change thus aids in visualizing the causal linkages and making the implicit assumptions explicit while mapping how the invested resources over time will translate into enhanced well-being and living of people and improved ecosystem conditions. Theory-of-Change is increasingly becoming the most used tool for designing and describing developmental change processes.

Sambodhi announces a four-week online training programme on Developing Theory of Change for Development Interventions. The overall aim of the programme is to increase the knowledge base and augment the skills of development practitioners for articulating TOCs of interventions, projects, or programmes they are engaged in.