This introductory workshop tool helps us to think about how we might identify the 12 transformative outcomes in experimental projects and policies.
In group, users start by picking one or more transformative outcomes from three macro-process that lead to transformation. They then answer a series of questions to aid thinking about how that transformative outcome can be evidenced. The aim is to stimulate discussion and thinking about the practical manifestation of transformative outcomes in experiments and how this can be identified for monitoring, evaluation and learning purposes.
The tool draws on contents and learnings from the MOTION Handbook: Developing a Transformative Theory of Change, a step-by-step guide on how to develop a Transformative Theory of Change, for innovation projects, programmes and organisations working on systems transformation. Created by the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium and Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges, with support from EIT Climate-KIC, Ingenio (CSIC-UPV) and the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT).
Alvial Palavicino, C., Bernal Hernandez, P., Ghosh, B., Shaw, V., Zinkstock, E. (2022) Identifying transformative outcomes in projects and policies. Available at https://tipresourcelab.net/resource/tool-identifying-transformative-outcomes-in-projects-and-policies/
Important: Duplicating the tool
This resource is a Master version of the tool. To use it, you will need to duplicate it to your own Miro account.
How to duplicate the Board
- First, make sure you have your own Miro account. Researchers may be able to access a free educational plan for staff at educational institutions
- Click on the ‘download’ link to access the Lab master board
- Then click on the title
- Click ‘duplicate’ – this will open another board with ‘Copy’ in the title
- Rename the tool and save the URL
You will need to complete this process for each board. If you are using a tool with multiple groups, you can either: (a) create a different board for each group or (b) copy the tool multiple times on the same board. We recommend (b) to avoid confusion over board links.
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Reflections on TIPC use
A shorter version of this tool was developed and tested with participants at a TIPC’s Open Learning Series session in November 2021: Transformative Outcomes: Practical Tools to Empower and Scale System Change Initiatives.