This document provides examples of theories of change of different
types. The range of examples represents how different groups have
approached their theory of change thinking.
There is no 'perfect' example, as all theories of change should vary
depending on the views of those involved in its development, the context
and nature of the intervention, and the purpose for which the theory of
change has been developed.
However, there are some core criteria which a theory of change should
meet in order to optimise the usefulness of the product in communicating
an overview of the intervention and the thinking behind it to an
DFID Evaluation Department has developed a checklist explaining these
criteria. The examples in this document are annotated according to the
Vogel, I.; Stephenson, Z. Appendix 3: Examples of Theories of Change. DFID, London, UK (2012) 55 pp.
Appendix 3: Examples of Theories of Change.