Applying the UKCRIC Theory of Change
A Theory of Change is a comprehensive description and visualization of how a program or initiative is expected to achieve its intended outcomes. It is a roadmap that outlines the sequence of events, the logic, and assumptions that underpin a program's design and implementation, providing a clear and transparent framework for program design and evaluation, enabling stakeholders to understand how the program is expected to work and assess whether it is achieving its goals.
The UKCRIC Theory of Change was developed as a compilation of guidance that draws on the evidence base to enable significant infrastructure changes to be properly developed. Read The Little Book of Theory of Change for Infrastructure and Cities, which explores:
You can also read a summary of the key points here. The full guidance document, including references to all relevant research, can be downloaded here.
UKCRIC encourages those working in infrastructures and cities research to use this Theory of Change.