This short extract from the MOTION handbook presents what a Theory of Change is and how this approach was used in the MOTION project.
Created by: Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC); Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges; with suppport from: EIT Climate-KIC / Ingenio-UPV / Austrian Institute of Technology
Alvial Palavicino, C., Matti, C., Witte, J., Brodnik, C., Keesman, S., Mendez, P.F., Penna, C., Terrazas, P., Costante, N., Zinkstock, E. (2021) MOTION Handbook: Developing a Transformative Theory of Change, pp 23-25. Available at https://tipresourcelab.net/resource/motion-transformative-theory-of-change-tool/
Reflections on TIPC use
A Theory of Change (ToC) is a method that allows us to understand how change can happen as a result of an intervention. The method can be used to create a policy implementation strategy; monitor a project or a programme; and learn from and evaluate the results of a project or a policy programme.