Change and Theories of Change (ToCs)

by Feb 10, 20170 comments

Inspired by a conversation with Joseph Barnes in which he made me realize how change exists and happens at many levels, whether we know it or not, I created this very simple graphs to represent this idea:

And those changes are not isolated. They interact and some of them are cause or consequence of others. There are chains of changes:

Each person has her/his own ideas about how changes happen. We all have theories (of change):

When we discuss about an intervention’s logic and we share our different theories about how those changes will unfold, we refer to “the” program Theory of Change:

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