Monitoring and evaluation

Theory of change week: Understanding assumptions

By 17/09/2014

In this podcast, Andrew Clappison (R2A and CommsConsult) explains the importance of testing and reflecting upon the assumptions contained across your theory of change. He introduces five guiding principles for those looking to unpack their assumptions and test their logic. Vital listening for anyone coming to theory of change for the first time, or looking to improve their understanding.


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