Theory of change

Articulates the relationship between the social problem, issue, or change you are addressing and the strategies you’re using to get the work done. A theory of change identifies preconditions that will enable or possibly inhibit change, determines the activities that will produce positive conditions, and offers logic about why those activities are likely to work. It helps you to articulate exactly what propositions and assumptions you are testing and, therefore, what you should be assessing in your evaluation plan.