Theory of Change in Agricultural Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Course Date Onsite fees: Live Online fee: Register
Onsite in Nairobi, Kenya
04/12/2023 To 08/12/2023 1,000 USD
600 USD
29/01/2024 To 02/02/2024 1,000 USD
600 USD
29/04/2024 To 03/05/2024 1,000 USD
600 USD
29/07/2024 To 02/08/2024 1,000 USD
600 USD
28/10/2024 To 01/11/2024 1,000 USD
600 USD


This training course will provide participants with the knowledge and skill on the methodology of developing long-term goals and mapping them backwards to causal linkages in an initiative to achieve its shorter-term, intermediate, and longer-term outcomes. Relevant examples of application of theory of change in agriculture will be given.



5 days



  • Participants will gain an understanding on how to apply the theory of change to develop relevant and applicable interventions
  • Participants will gain confidence to apply the acquired skills and knowledge to their respective initiatives/interventions
  • Participants will have an improved understanding of how the theory of change can improve the quality of their projects while promoting learning and accountability



Module 1: Introduction to Change theory

  • What is theory of change?
  • What theories of change look like
  • How they relate to strategic plans, logframes and M&E frameworks
  • Steps in theory of change
  • Identifying long-term goals


Module 2: Developing a change pathway

  • Developing change pathways
  • Developing and evidencing assumptions
  • Backward mapping and connecting out
  • Theory of change in relation to other frameworks (Logical framework, Result framework, Conceptual framework).


Module 3: Informing project and programme plans, M&E and impact assessment

  • How to use theories of change to develop project and programme plans
  • What to monitor and evaluate
  • How impact assessment fits in
  • Reflecting on and adapting theories of change
  • Identifying assumptions
  • Identifying indicators
  • How to measure the implementation and effectiveness of the initiative


Module 4: Outcome framework

  • Elements of the outcomes framework
  • Benefits of developing an outcomes framework
  • Steps in creating an outcome framework


Module 5: Contribution assessment framework and participatory methodologies

  • Assessing contribution to change
  • Participatory methods and tools for contribution assessment
  • Reflecting on our assessment practices
  • Intervention action and strategy





This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location. For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or +254 759 285 295. You can also email us on:



Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.



The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.



Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700/+254 759 285 295 or Email:



Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email:



  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.


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