2022 Democracy and Human Rights, Organisation and Management of Aid Description of method

An Approach to Theory of Change for Swedish Development Cooperation?

Wolfgang Biersack, Joakim Molander

In this text, Joakim Molander and Wolfgang Biersack describe the theory of change that International IDEA has established to guide the organisation towards its objective of promoting and advancing sustainable democracy. IDEA’s theory of change builds on an outcome mapping methodology and focuses on the institutions and actors whose capacity International IDEA strives to develop. The authors go on to discuss how IDEA’s model could potentially be used by Sida.