There remain very different
understandings of what a Theory of Change approach is, how it should inform
development thinking and practice, and what it can achieve. This event aimed to
move the debate forward onto a set of common principles that can help guide the
approach, based upon the shared experiences of experts in the room.
’The theory of change approach needs to be joined up, as a discourse and practice, with other initiatives which aim to change how we think about and do development. Anchoring to broader movements with similar goals (critical and reflective research, policy, and practice in development) may help prevent it heading down the ’logframe on steroids’ path.’