Do theories of change enable innovation platforms and partnerships to navigate towards impact?

Working Paper Series 2017 – 13


Sietze Vellema, Yiheyis Taddele Maru, Julia Ekong, Paul McNamara, Ann Waters-Bayer, David Watson

Theories of change (ToCs) are increasingly used to articulate pathways for interventions and to support learning. This responds to the recognition of the complexity of agricultural development. Through two examples, this paper examines how ToCs have enabled practitioners to navigate towards impact in settings characterized by a multiplicity of views from different actors on issues of joint concern.