Nchotou Hilton NdimuanguLogic Framework and Theory of Change

The focus of many beginners in the M&E space is on a Logic framework especially when developing an M&E Plan for projects but it is worth noting that the starting point for a Logic model is to developing a Theory of change which gives a near true picture of what will happen when the project is implemented. Theory of change is a complex and messy logic model that takes into consideration all the possible pathways toward achieving your intended outcomes and it is easily summarised and presented in a logical framework to ease communication and understanding. A good Logic framework should match Theory of change to the mission of an organisation which then determine the available input directed toward the participants/audiences so as to carve out the activities to be carried in the project. This then form the basis of the project outcomes and subsequently an evaluation plan to determine if the proposed outcomes are achieved or not.

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