2022 Organisation and Management of Aid Description of method, Review

How to change the world? An anthology of theories of change in development work

Kim Forss, Númi Östlund

Theories of change have emerged as a popular model for governing, planning and monitoring development aid. In this anthology, a range of researchers and practitioners explore the use of theories of change in development, offering a mix of historical lessons, international perspective and critical analysis. EBA’s hope is that the anthology, through its breadth, will offer readers new insights into theories of change, both in theory and practice.

The anthology is published in Swedish, though some chapters are available in English through the EBA working papers series. These are:

  • Engaging with Institutions: Clarifying Goals and Developing Theories of Change by Adam Pain
  • Between Radical and Realistic: Biodiversity, Transformation and Development Cooperation by Tilman Hertz
  • Thematic Theories of Change Contributing to the Agenda 2030 by Suvi Virkkunen and Alva Bruun
  • Applying Adaptive Theory of Change in Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings by Léonie Borel, Julian Brett and Erik Bryld
  • An Approach to Theory of Change for Swedish Development Cooperation? by Wolfgang Biersack and Joakim Molander