Reports

Six Key Findings on the Use of Theories of Change in International Development

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Author: Valters, Craig
Publication date: August 2014

The Theory of Change approach is becoming a pervasive part of development practice: as an artefact, as a management tool, and increasingly as a common discourse which implementers use to explain and explore their interventions. In this blog post, Craig Valters introduces the 6 key findings of his research and paper.

Theories of Change: time for a radical approach to learning in development

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This paper, drawing on recent research and a workshop held at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in April 2015, outlines the growing and diverse ways in which Theory of Change approaches are understood. The author argues that a Theory of Change approach demands a radical shift towards more and better learning in development thinking and practice.

Understanding Theory of Change in international development. A review of existing knowledge

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Authors: Danielle Stein & Craig Valters
Publication date: July 2012

This paper reviews the concepts and common debates within the 'Theory of Change' literature, resulting from a detailed analysis of available donor, agency and expert guidance documents. A number of key issues are highlighted in the paper and these inform the collaborative research. 

The need for institutional change in capacity development of tertiary agricultural education

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Authors: Mundie Salm, Gerard Baltissen, Richard Hawkins, Jifke Sol, Ruud Ludemann, Anouka van Eerdewijk, Mariana Wongtschowski, Driek Enserink and Marlene Roefs.

Publication date: October 2014

The state of Food and Agriculture- 2014- FAO

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This report analyses family farms and the role of innovation in ensuring global food security, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. As more than 500 million family farms manage the majority of agricultural land in the world and produce most of our food. Therefore, family farmers are needed to ensure global food security, to protect and take care of natural environments and to end poverty, malnutrition and undernourishment. These goals can only be achieved if family farms are supported with public policies and improve their productivity and sustainability.

Global Nutrition Report 2015

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The Global Nutrition Report 2015 provides a comprehensive narrative and analysis on the state of the world’s nutrition.

Comic Relief - Theory of Change review

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This report was commissioned by Comic Relief and written by Cathy James, an independent consultant. It aims to draw together Comic Relief staff and partners’ experiences in using theory of change; to identify others in development that are using theory of change and analyse their different approaches and experience; and to capture learning from everyone to promote debate, and to help inform what agencies using or advocating for the use of theory of change do next. 

CLEAR M&E Roundtable Series # 2 - Theory of Change

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This roundtable was the second in a series of M&E roundtables organised by CLEAR South Asia on Best Practices in Data Collection. It provided an introduction to of experimental evaluation and quasi-experimental methods.

Six Key Findings on the Use of Theories of Change in International Development

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Author: Craig Valters
Publication date: August 2014

The Theory of Change approach is becoming a pervasive part of development practice: as an artefact, as a management tool, and increasingly as a common discourse which implementers use to explain and explore their interventions. In this blog post, Craig Valters introduces the 6 key findings of his research and paper.