Theories of change and logic models

Read before class on Wednesday, January 29, 2020


  • Chapter 2 in Impact Evaluation in Practice1
  • Chapter 2 in Evaluation: A Systematic Approach.2 This is available on iCollege.
  • Chapter 3 in Evaluation: A Systematic Approach.3 This is available on iCollege.

Additional pre-class assignment

Choose a social program that you’re interested in. Draw a logic model or results chain that is as detailed as you can get it, including all the inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes you can think of. This doesn’t have to be perfect—we’ll talk about it and critique and improve it in class.

You can do this by hand or with something like, Lucidchart, or Creately.

  1. Paul J. Gertler et al., Impact Evaluation in Practice, 2nd ed. (Inter-American Development Bank; World Bank, 2016),↩︎

  2. Peter H. Rossi, Mark W. Lipsey, and Gary T. Henry, Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, 8th ed. (Los Angeles: Sage, 2019).↩︎

  3. Ibid.↩︎