Center for Theory of Change

Actknowledge Announces 2 Live Training:

In this full day training, participants will learn the basics of the proper way to develop a ToC in a participatory way. It will include creative ways to work long-distance and in challenging settings. The second half of the day will focus on how to use a ToC to create a Results Framework for evaluation, including the development of measurable indicators. As an added attraction, participants will see Theory of Change Online demonstrated – a web-based application for creating, storing and working collaboratively. The format will include presentation, Q & A, and small group exercises on real world problems relevant to the participants.

New York: July 31st – LAST DAY TO REGISTER July 28th

San Francisco: August 28th



Actknowledge announces new ways to access TOCO software

TOCO selected as the Theory of Change analysis Tool in the SDG Toolkit hosted by UNDP


 We are delighted to announce the establishment of Theory of Change Japan (ToCJ), the Japanese affiliate of the Center for Theory of Change. This couldn’t have happened without the drive of founding Directors Yutaka Tanabe and Motoi Kawabata. Eoin Collins, Director of the Center for Theory of Change in New York is also a director of the new affiliate.


We are delighted to announce the release of TOCO 2.0.    

TOCO 2.0 Features Team Management, File Sharing, greatly improved graphics & printing, and many other fantastic improvements.


The Center for Theory of Change is a non-profit organization established to promote quality standards and best practice for the development and implementation of Theory of Change, with a particular focus on its use and application in the areas of international development, sustainability, education, human rights and social change.

Theory of Change has the power to radically enhance the capacity of social change organizations and initiatives to achieve their goals and demonstrate their impact. It grounds planning and strategy in the reality and evidence base of what is necessary to achieve change. Theory of Change is also critical to evaluation, providing a framework that allows organizations to know what to evaluate and when. It builds on – and can usefully incorporate data gathered through – other approaches that have been developed to improve planning and evaluation, including ‘logic models/logframes’ and ‘results frames’.