Developing Theories of Change

This module was created by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project.

This module explains a key element of program design, monitoring and evaluation: developing strong theories of change. This module continues the series of introductory e-learning modules on monitoring and evaluation (M&E). If you have not yet completed the first module in this series, Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation, we recommend doing so before starting this module.

This module is available in Arabic, courtesy of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, at NonprofitReady.org. Click here to access the module in Arabic.

After completing this 20-minute module, you will understand:

  1. What theories of change are;
  2. Why they are important for strong program design; and
  3. How to create a theory of change with your team.

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