Theory of Change Online (TOCO) is the only web-based software (no download required) that you can use to design and edit and store your theory of change, learn the concepts of theory of change, and capture your outcomes, indicators, rationales and assumptions in an interactive graphical environment. With TOCO you can also export your theory of change data into an excel editable worksheet which you can use as the basis for strategic planning, evaluation, work plans or systemic analysis of your organization and programs.
Minimum stakeholder engagement: To effectively use the tool more than one person must be involved in developing the theory of change. Some fundamental knowledge of theory of change as a methodology is required to make effective use of the tool. Some engagement with the data fields beyond drawing the graphics-- i.e., take advantage of the relational nature of the outcomes, connectors, indicators, rationales and interventions.
The desired engagement approach is using the tool after one or more facilitated planning sessions involving a variety of stakeholders. A core team of stakeholders would then work collaboratively in TOCO to develop and refine the theory. The team would ideally have a full understanding of theory of change principles and practice and can fully develops the relational data fields within TOCO.
Diagnostics, Computer models and programmes, Programming methodologies, Sets of monitoring indicators and indices, Communication plans, Knowledge management platforms
Basic Computer, Internet Connection
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