Theory of Change is a detailed methodology used to initiate and bring to fruition changes that occur in a particular setup through planning, participation and evaluation. Government sectors and nonprofit organizations use Theory of Change to encourage social change.
The process toward change realization starts by identifying the missing links between the desired change and the change program, or the initiative, and how they may lead to desired goals. Theory of Change defines long-term goals that are in turn used to establish the conditions to achieve the desired goals. The three quality control criteria employed in Theory of Change include plausibility, feasibility and testability.