Guidance Note 3: Theory of Change Approach to Climate Change Adaptation Programming

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Guidance Note 3: Theory of Change Approach to Climate Change Adaptation Programming

PUBLISHED DATE

March 2014

In this guidance note, SEA Change and the United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) describe the Theory of Change (ToC) approach and explain why it is a good fit for climate change adaptation programming. The note highlights its differences with the more familiar logic model – logical framework ('logframe') approaches – and also shows how they can be used together. The note also guides the readers through the steps of a hypothetical ToC exercise, and explains how to avoid the disadvantages and pitfalls that can occur when applying this model. The note concludes by highlighting a 'real world' example of how one agency has used ToC to enhance its work. For more information, please visit www.seachangecop.org/node/2933