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New GOLTC methods guide: Theory of Change

New GOLTC methods guide: Theory of Change


24 May 2024

We are delighted share with you a new GOLTC Methods Guide on Theory of Change.

The GOLTC Methods Guides are short introductions to useful methods for Long-Term Care research written by researchers who use these methods and want to share their experience and knowledge.

The Theory of Change guide has been written by Erica Breuer (Erica Breuer consulting and University of Newcastle, Australia) and Adelina Comas-Herrera (Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK).

Theory of Change (ToC) is an approach that seeks make explicit how an intervention, programme or policy (hereafter referred to as ‘programme’) can reach its expected impact and outcomes. It is increasingly being used in health and social care to develop roadmaps to understand how and why programmes will bring about change. Although Theory of Change was developed for evaluation, it is often used as a participatory planning tool before a programme is implemented to understand how and why a programme is likely to work.

You can read more about this method and how to use it here.

You can find all the GOLTC Methods Guides here.