Theory of Change, Stories of Change and MEAL Systems Planning Training Workshop

The Theory of Change logic model offers organizations a framework upon which organizational culture of critical reflection, action learning, co-creation with stakeholders and continuous assessment of what works, why, for whom and under what circumstances is founded. This training course will provide participants with the practical skillsets required in the establishment of effective MEAL systems. The course is 75% Practical and 25% Theory. It requires the participants to attend all classes so as not to miss any practical bit.

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Online via Live Zoom Classes

2 Weeks

HG Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

5 Days

Course Objectives
  1. To understand the practical application of the Theory of Change Logic Model in developing project interventions and strategic planning processes

  1. To have an improved understanding of how the theory of change can be employed for learning and accountability

  1. To get insight into how the Theory of Change relates to all the other logic models and how it pioneers an effective project implementation process.

  2. To utilize the Theory of Change framework in planning effective MEAL Systems.

Training Programme

Module 1: Understanding MEAL Planning

  • What are MEAL Planning Tools and which ones do we use most
  • What are Objective statements, what should be contained in an objective statement and how do we write them
  • How do we differentiate between Strategic Objective Statements and Operational Objective statements
  • What are indicators and how do we create them effectively
  • How do we write SMART Indicator Objective Statements and where do we write them in the logic models

Module 2: The Theory of Change

  • Theory of change components
  • The Dos and Don’ts of The Theory of Change
  • Things to Consider when creating a Theory of change
  • Understanding the Relationship between the Theory of change and other Logic Models (Logframe, M&E framework, Results Framework)
  • Familiarization with the Virtual Project setup

 Module 3: Creating the Theory of Change (Practical)

  • Analyzing the virtual set-up
  • Identifying needs and stakeholders within the virtual set-up
  • Identifying components of the Theory of Change and grouping them
  • Identifying pathways of change, risks and assumptions
  • Understanding the M&E Framework and Indicator Performance Tracking table

 Module 4: Relating the Theory of change to other logic models and programming aspects (Practical)

  • Identifying short-term, mid-term and long-term impacts from the Theory of Change to relate it to and create the Result Framework
  • Identifying components from the Theory of Change to relate it to and create the Logical  framework, M&E framework/PMP
  • Pathway testing
  • Coming up with a functional Theory of Change (TOC), Logical Framework (Log frame), M&E Framework and Indicator Performance Tracking Table(IPTT).

 Module 5: Impact Stories/Stories of Change

  • Identifying components from the Theory of Change to monitor over time to create impact stories
  • Things to consider in telling stories of change e.g Consent
  • How to include stakeholders in developing the stories of Change
  • How to tell dignified and Package stories of change



Participants will be issued Digital Certification after successful completion of the training.


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