Theory of Change and its discontents

That Theory of Change (ToC) has rapidly become a mainstream approach to evaluation raises several fundamental questions: are we uncritically adopting the ToC approach? In what contexts are ToCs suitable? And what are the challenges and opportunities in engaging with ToCs? ToC has been described as a way of thinking, a process, and a product.…

Accounting for gender equity in evaluations

gender equality

Gender equity is an increasingly discussed priority and cross-cutting theme within international development evaluation. Evaluation matters for gender equity because it allows us to assess whether a program is meeting the needs of all people – women, men, girls, boys, and gender-diverse people. Furthermore, it plays a crucial role in demonstrating the impact of programs…