The TOPS Program
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Tools & Manuals | Trainings and Workshops

Currently, the international development community shows great interest in using a theory of change (TOC) as the development hypothesis for projects. Compared to other processes, a TOC requires a more in-depth causal analysis of issues---one that is rooted in a rigorous and evolving evidence base. Developing and using a TOC builds common understanding among stakeholders around the actions needed to achieve desired changes. In this Theory of Change Curriculum, we present one method that aligns with the requirements of creating a development hypothesis for Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA).