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.
Theory of Change Overview
This infographic provides a comprehensive overview of the utility of Theory of Change for those who want to develop and apply a Theory of Change model in practice.
TD-Net Toolbox: Theory of Change
TD-Net Toolbox houses 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 Sample Facilitating Questions
A set of example facilitating questions, which can provide a starting point for those interested in facilitating a workshop to develop a Theory of Change model.
Theory of Change Templates
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.
Download Evidence Table Template
Transdisciplinary Research Quality Assessment Framework 2.0 (Interactive Prezi)
This practical tool provides an interactive overview of the Quality Assessment Framework and links to 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.
Transdisciplinary Research Quality Assessment Framework 2.0 Principles and Criteria
This document provides a set of guiding principles and corresponding criteria for effective design and implementation of transdisciplinary research, including definitions and guidance.
This infographic provides a comprehensive overview of the revised Transdisciplinary Research Quality Assessment Framework for the planning, adaptive management, and evaluation of transdisciplinary research.
QAF Scoring Template
This template can be used to record and justify QAF scores.
QAF Spidergram Template
This template can be used to record and visualize QAF scores in ‘spidergrams’.
This glossary contains definitions for key terms frequently used by the Sustainability Research Effectiveness Program.
Theory of Change: An Annotated Bibliography
This annotated bibliography provides an overview of useful literature pertaining to Theory of Change for those who want to learn more about developing and applying Theory of Change in practice.
Theory of Change: Strategies to Overcome Challenges
This infographic provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges encountered during a Theory of Change process and strategies to overcome them. A useful resource for those planning to apply Theory of Change for research project planning.
Theory of Change: Guidance for OneCGIAR Initiatives
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.