EMpowering Youth: An Introduction on the Theory of Change Model

Type: Publication
Theme: Active Participation & Social Inclusion
Format: PDF
Publisher: CCIVS
Year: 2018
Short summary:
The document introduces the Theory of Change (ToC) model, a methodology for planning, participation, and evaluation aimed at promoting social change in the non-profit and government sectors. It outlines a detailed approach to project design, emphasizing the importance of starting with a needs analysis involving partners and beneficiaries. The process progresses from understanding the 'Why' (the needs, values, vision, and mission) to determining 'How' (securing resources) and 'What' (defining activities). This model contrasts with simpler, less strategic approaches, encouraging deep engagement and alignment with organizational goals and the specific needs of the community, thereby enhancing the potential for impactful and sustainable outcomes.