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ToC and the wider picture

Funnell and Rogers have recently written a new book: Purposeful Programme Theory: effective use of Theories of Change and Logic Model (Sue C. Funnell and Patrica J. Rogers, 2011 published by Jossey-Bass). This book manages to provide a comprehensive introduction to program theory and its relation with Theory of Change and Theory of Action. There is a chapter on ToC (chapter 7) but also other chapters are worthwhile to read.

It explains the history of Program Theory, relating to your specific circumstances, developing and representing program theory (combining the process with ToC, Theory of Action, representing your ToC and ToA and critiquing your theory), necessary resources for ToC and logic models, and, finally, using Program Theory (including ToC) for M&E and causal inference.

The book has a wealth of clear examples from various sectors and different contexts and is very helpful in clarifying some recurrent debates on planning and M&E terminologies.

On the right, you can find a link to excerpts from the book.

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