As organizations move along with building and implementing a Theory of Change, they collect data and evidence that informs the way they practice and plan.
This evidence runs along a continuum, from promising to proven; demonstrating how the infusion of progressively rigorous evaluation and measurement into every phase of a program’s lifecycle builds an evidence base for a program.
This evidence is critical to improve how programs work - both as a measure of improvment, and to demonstrate effectiveness.
This brief video, from the Corporation for National and Community Service, captures the concept of the evidence continuum and the role of the Theory of Change.
Visit their website for additional resources and a transcript of the video.