Theory of Change

A Theory of Change is a ‘backcasting’ exercise in which an organisation first defines its ultimate goal, and then works backwards from there, identifying the steps that seem necessary to achieve it. (The idea is not that the organisation would try to achieve all these steps by itself. Rather, it is to figure out what steps are likely to be necessary, and how it can help contribute to achieving them.)

Our 2022 edition is the fourth iteration and, like last year’s, it incorporates economist Kate Raworth’s Economic Doughnut.

If you hover your mouse over the leaves on the vines (that are holding the Doughnut) and over the square icons in the lower section, you’ll see information about the initiatives we believe are important. You can also click on them for more details.

You can zoom in and out using the buttons on the lower right, and you can toggle between an outline version and a more detailed version of the Theory of Change by using the button on the upper right.

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