Different organisations think quite differently about the term ‘theory of change’.
On this portal, ‘theory of change’ (ToC) refers to the understanding an organisation, project, network or group of stakeholders has about how political, social, economic, and/or cultural change happens, and its contribution to such a change process. So ToC thinking is, therefore, the process of developing that understanding and using it to reflect continually in ways that allow for adaptation and checking of assumptions.
Tools & Methods
This ToC Note comes from the Hivos Action Learning Group and shares experiences on what is required for a good ToC process, what type of ToC capacity can be strengthened and what capacity is required to be a good facilitator.
These three Reflection Notes are products of the Hivos Action Learning Community and are based on the collective experiences of its members in their work with organisations who are developing their theory of change.