Theory of Change/Logic Model Services

A Theory of Change or Logic Model is a schematic, transparent and reliable statement of how the resource inputs of a policy or program will support activities that produce outputs known to have a strong influence on outcomes. Organizations make use of a Theory of Change to guide decisions about program design and implementation. Evaluators use a Theory of Change to guide assessments of program quality and effectiveness. Funders such as foundations and governments use a Theory of Change to determine whether to supply resources and how much to supply based on their determination of the validity of the theory. Increasingly, all interventions in society are being required to have an updated, well-documented Theory of Change based on reputable research and connected to ongoing evaluation.
Devereux Consulting offers expertise on Theory of Change/Logic Model development and improvement:
 
  • Reviews and critiques of existing Theory of Change/Logic Model statements, including research into new, relevant scientific literature.
     
  • Creation of new Theory of Change/Logic Model statements.
     
  • Design and management of a Theory of Change process, an interactive, deliberative approach to building consensus among persons and organizations regarding how best to link resources and inputs to activities in order to achieve goals.
     
  • Development of work plans/activities/interventions based on a Theory of Change/Logic Model.
     
  • Program evaluation guided by a Theory of Change/Logic Model.
     
Additional Resources:
 
  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a champion of using Logic Models for social interventions. Read more .
     
  • New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) in the United Kingdom offers many publications about Theory of Change development. Read more .
       
  • Erik Devereux offers instruction on Theories of Change in a policy analysis textbook. Read more .