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The Global Support Team of proposes the Theory of Change for the Constellation. Find out here: https://sites.google.com/a/communitylifecompetence.org/theory-of-ch....
Successor to the Logical Framework approach, the Theory of Change links outcomes to activities to explain HOW and WHY a desired change comes about and aims to encourage critical reflection and learning. For the Constellation, the starting assumption is: “We take sustainable action when we own our challenges” [Theory of Ownership]. The outcome is: “This is how we deal with any challenge that we face.” Each step of the CLCP cycle, accompanied by SALT, is described by an assumption and indicators. For example at the first step, ‘Who we are’, for a community to move from the precondition: “We have come together with a shared purpose and a sense of who we are” to: “We have a dream and we understand the power of dreams”, the assumption is: “People who are going to work together need to feel shared values” and indicators are: “A sense of shared humanity, a sense of community and optimism.”
“I think that from the point of view of the Constellation it is a great step forward. I have been working on a Theory of Change for the Constellation for some time. The site contains my notes on the work and my current model.
If anyone has any experience of building Theories of Change, I would welcome their thoughts and their examples.
If you are interested in Theories of Change and would like to comment on what you find, I am equally interested.
I think that all of us are going to hear a lot more about theories of change in the future.”
President of the Constellation,
Constellation Newsletter June 2015.
This ‘new generation’ logframe helps us to express in a very fluent way the assumptions of our approach as well as the measurement of success. Any big donor in 2015 will require from us a Theory of Change. The current proposals we are developing with 3ie on vaccination will be a first opportunity to adapt the generic Theory of Ownership to a specific issue (acceptance of immunisation).
Marlou de Rouw,
GST Care facilitator.