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Theory of Change for Development

INTRODUCTION

This 5 day training will provide participants with the knowledge and skill on the methodology of developing long-term goals and mapping them backwards to causal linkages in an initiative to achieve its shorter-term, intermediate, and longer-term outcomes.

DURATION

5 days

OBJECTIVES

  • Participants will gain an understanding on how to apply the theory of change to develop relevant and applicable interventions
  • Participants will gain confidence to apply the acquired skills and knowledge to their respective initiatives/interventions
  • Participants will have an improved understanding of how the theory of change can improve the quality of their projects while promoting learning and accountability

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is designed for researchers, policy makers in government, project teams, NGOs, multi and bilateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, that are typically involved in policy advocacy and development interventions

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  1. Change theory
  • What is theory of change?
  • What theories of change look like
  • How they relate to strategic plans, logframes and M&E frameworks
  • Steps in theory of change
  • Identifying long-term goals
  1. Developing a change pathway
  • Developing change pathways
  • Developing and evidencing assumptions
  • Backward mapping and connecting out
  1. Informing project and programme plans, M&E and impact assessment
  • How to use theories of change to develop project and programme plans
  • What to monitor and evaluate
  • How impact assessment fits in
  • Reflecting on and adapting theories of change
  • Identifying assumptions
  • Identifying indicators
  • How to measure the implementation and effectiveness of the initiative
  1. Outcome framework
  • Elements of the outcomes framework
  • Benefits of developing an outcomes framework
  • Steps in creating an outcome framework
  1. Output of Theory of change
  2. Contribution assessment framework and participatory methodologies
  • Assessing contribution to change
  • Participatory methods and tools for contribution assessment
  • Reflecting on our assessment practices
  • Intervention action and strategy
  1. Theory of change in relation to other frameworks
  • Theory of change vs. Logical framework
  • Theory of change vs. Result framework
  • Theory of change vs. Conceptual framework

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at the IRES Training Centre in in Kigali, Rwanda . The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +250 789 621 067 

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 11th November 2019.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 18-11-2019
Event End Date 22-11-2019
Cut off date 11-11-2019
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 552,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 885
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 999
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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