Hivos ToC E-Dialogues


From 2011 to 2014, Hivos hosted a series of E-Dialogues on different aspects of ToC thinking. ToC practitioners from around the world gave contributions based on their experiences with ToC

Learning to use Participatory Action Research and Theory of Change together


In this blog post Boru Douthwaite comments on the challenge of programs tackling rural poverty and marginalization to effectively engage in complex systems. He goes on to describe a CGIAR-led agricultural research in development program that attempted to put critical reflection and learning at the centre of its implementation approach. Their innovation was to use participatory action research together with theory of change.

Lifting the lid on the household: A new way to measure individual deprivation


Authors: Scott Wisor, Joanne Crawford, Sharon Besselland Janet Hunt

Publication date: 23 April 2015

Most experts now agree that monetary poverty measurement should be complemented by multidimensional measurements. The individual, not the household, should be the unit of analysis. Poverty measurement should reflect the views and priorities of poor people. And in so far as possible, measurement should provide meaningful comparisons across contexts and over time. Enter the Individual Deprivation Measure.