What is this thing called 'Theory of Change'?
Within the philantrophy, not-for-profit and government sectors there are thousands of social programmes being implemented by hundreds of organisations world-wide. All of these entities are convinced that they are doing good work that makes a difference in people's lives.
How can these organisations make the grand claim that their intervention or programme actually leads to lasting changes?
Well, this confidence is mainly due to their Theory of Change (ToC). As the name suggests, a ToC is the thinking behind how a particular intervention will bring about results.
'The Theory of Change - charting how an intervention/programme takes the world from a place of desolation to utopia (or as close to it as possible)'