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Bridging and Bonding: Improving the Links Between Transparency and Accountability Actors

Authors: Wanjiku Kelbert, A.
Publication date: 2014

The first Learning and Inspiration Event hosted by Making All Voices Count brought together people with different kinds of expertise to think collaboratively about how technology can be used to enhance citizen engagement and improve government responsiveness. 

“Why don’t they want our help?” Exploring the relationship between community and development worker

In this IDS blog post, Jody Aked reflects upon the misplaced assumption that communities are always receptive and eager to engage when development practitioners or researchers offer something they think the community will benefit from. To avoid a frustrating outcome, she suggests an alternative approach, including three ways on how to start a positive relationship with a community. 

Six Key Findings on the Use of Theories of Change in International Development

Author: Valters, C.
Publication date: 2014

The Theory of Change approach is becoming a pervasive part of development practice: as an artefact, as a management tool, and increasingly as a common discourse which implementers use to explain and explore their interventions. In this blog post, Craig Valters introduces the 6 key findings of his research and paper: ‘Theories of Change in international development: communication, learning or accountability?’ 

Community Toolbox: Developing a Framework or Model of Change

This toolkit helps in developing a picture of the pathway from activities to intended outcomes. It provides step by step guidance to develop a Logic Model or Theory of Change. A separate section presents 11 examples. 

Theory of Change: A Practical Tool For Action, Results and Learning

Author(s): Organizational Research Services (ORS) for Annie E. Casey Foundation
Publication Date: 2004 

This manual is prepared by the Organizational Research Services (ORS) for the Annie E. Casey Foundation to create more insight in the added value and implications of using a theory of change to foster community development. The manual provides extensive background information on the characteristics of a theory of change and guides the reader through its application with clear and elaborated case study material.

Generative Change Communities Process Inquiry Protocol

Author(s): Generative Change Community (GCC)
Publication Date: 2007 

The Generative Change Community (GCC) is a global community of practice that nurtures and promotes generative dialogic change processes for an equitable and sustainable world. The community seeks to integrate individual, organizational, and societal transformation through dialogic processes and initiatives. The GCC Process Inquiry Protocol is intended to support the community in pursuing this learning agenda.

The Community Builder’s Approach to Theory of Change: A Practical Guide to Theory Development

Author: Anderson, A. A.
Publication Date: 2006

The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change developed an approach to help community builders create the most robust theories of change possible. This guide is designed for planners and evaluators who are going to facilitate a process for creating a theory of change with community-based programs and community change initiatives.