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dc.contributor.authorFloate, Hilary
dc.contributor.authorDurham, Jo
dc.contributor.authorMarks, Geoffrey C
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-25T00:44:54Z
dc.date.available2020-02-25T00:44:54Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1943-9342
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/19439342.2018.1551921
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391865
dc.description.abstractTheory-driven approaches to evaluation are increasingly employed in international development programmes to assess how programmes achieve outcomes – planned and unplanned. While the logical framework has long been used in international development, several leading international organisations are turning to theory-of-change (TOC) and realist approaches. For development practitioners, the nomenclature and process of constructing programme theory can seem daunting and the added value unclear. Using a real-world case study, this paper aims to demystify the terminology behind three theory-driven approaches (i.e. the logical framework, TOC and realist approaches) and address questions of why and how theory-driven evaluation can be incorporated into practice to provide a more informed and nuanced understanding of how programmes ‘work’. Using a nutrition case study, we highlight the key differences and commonalities between each approach and illustrate the process of constructing programme theory for each approach. A combination of the TOC and realist approaches is then explored to identify the added benefit to a combined approach in constructing programme theory. The combination of approaches provides a deeper knowledge of context and mechanisms required for change. Five guiding principles are identified to facilitate in the application of this combined approach.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom89
dc.relation.ispartofpageto103
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Development Effectiveness
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAnthropology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1601
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsDevelopment Studies
dc.subject.keywordsTheory-driven evaluation
dc.subject.keywordslogical framework
dc.subject.keywordstheory-of-change
dc.titleMoving on from logical frameworks to find the ‘missing middle’ in international development programmes
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationFloate, H; Durham, J; Marks, GC, Moving on from logical frameworks to find the "missing middle' in international development programmes, Journal of Development Effectiveness , 2019, 11 (1), pp. 89-103
dc.date.updated2020-02-25T00:42:10Z
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gro.griffith.authorFloate, Hilary


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