Theory of Change for Development Course


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

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

COURSE 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.

COURSE OUTLINE

MODULE 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

MODULE 2: Developing a change pathway

  • Developing change pathways
  • Developing and evidencing assumptions
  • Backward mapping and connecting out

MODULE 3: 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

MODULE 4: Outcome framework

  • Elements of the outcomes framework
  • Benefits of developing an outcomes framework
  • Steps in creating an outcome framework

MODULE 5: Output of Theory of change

MODULE 6: 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

MODULE 7: 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

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES

LEARN

Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.

NETWORK

Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.

GROW

Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise 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.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.