Our program works closely with Theory of Change and the Transdisciplinary Research Quality Assessment Framework. Over time, we have developed resources to guide conceptual understanding and practical application of these tools. Learn more about our concepts, tools, and methods from the resources found below.
Summary: The Theory of Change tool contained in the TD-Net Toolbox provides an overview of the application and utility of Theory of Change in research contexts. The tool is intended for researchers and research managers interested in applying Theory of Change in their work.
Theory of Change Templates
Summary: The following templates can be used to help document a Theory of Change model and structure systematic data collection through an evidence table to support effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning for research impact.
Summary: This practical tool provides an interactive overview of the Quality Assessment Framework and other useful resources. This resource demonstrates how the framework can be used for research planning, adaptive management, evaluating (ex ante) research proposals, and evaluating (ex post) research projects.
Summary: This document provides a set of guiding principles and corresponding criteria for effective design and implementation of transdisciplinary research, including definitions and guidance.
Summary: This infographic provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges encountered during a Theory of Change process and strategies to overcome them. A great resource for those planning to apply Theory of Change for research project planning.
Summary: This document provides a conceptual overview of Theory of Change and outlines specific definitions adopted by the OneCGIAR. The document also explains the development process for a Theory of Change at different scales and how each is to be evaluated.