Theory of change

It is often created by starting with the goals, and then identifying the penultimate step that leads to the goals. The step that leads to the penultimate step is then identified, and so on, until the first steps are known. This processmethod is called backward induction, backwards mapping or backchaining.

It is often created by starting with the goals, and then identifying the penultimate step that leads to the goals. The step that leads to the penultimate step is then identified, and so on, until the first steps are known. This process is called backward induction, backwards mapping or backchaining.

A theory of change is a set of hypotheses about how a project—such as an intervention, an organization,  or a movement—will accomplish its goals.

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Siegmann, Charlotte (2022) Collection of resources about theories of change, Google DocsEffective Altruism Forum, May 15.

Further reading

Siegmann, Charlotte (2022) Collection of resources about theories of change, Google Docs, May 15.

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