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TRAINING: Theory of Change for Policy and Advocacy

September 14, 2022 @ 8:00 am - September 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Overall Objective

For non-profits pursuing advocacy work, even on the narrowest and most local of issues, defining and measuring success is not for the faint of heart. Advocacy and policy programmes can be complex to implement, and more so complex to document results if the M&E design is not thought very well from the beginning. The typical approach to a successful measurement strategy in direct service—developing a (linear) theory of change and measuring in increasingly rigorous ways until you can prove your model’s effectiveness—simply doesn’t work in most advocacy contexts. Neither does waiting to measure until the “end outcome” is achieved, since that could be decades away. The overall objective of this training is to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to make you better practitioners in your countries. This training has been designed to be practical with exercises to provide skills, encourage participation and exchange information. We will walk with you on how to design an effective  Theory of Change for policy and advocacy programmes. We will also help you how to link your Theory of Change to your Results Framework and how to collect policy and advocacy results during implementation.

Learning Objectives

Don’t be left out. Join other development actors in the advocacy field from around the world for our popular Theory of Change for Policy and Advocacy Programmes training on 04 -06 March 2020 taking place in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. This course introduces the elements of Theory of Change and offers the opportunity for participants to apply and experiment with the key ideas and processes in their advocacy work. The course is developed and facilitated by Evidence Frontiers. By the end of the training, participants will: (1) Have the necessary skills and knowledge on how a TOC for Policy and Advocacy programme is designed; (2) Have an understanding on the factors to consider when designing and implementing a policy and advocacy TOC; (3) Have explored ways to facilitate and promote TOC approaches within their own organisation and advocacy programmes; and (4) Have improved skills on how to use a TOC in monitoring and evaluating policy and advocacy interventions based on a set of advocacy tools designed and tested by Evidence Frontiers.

Learning Modules

The three days training will cover the following 8 modules:

Module1: Introduction to the Theory of Change approach
Module2: Linking Political Economy Analyses (PEA) to ToC design
Module3: Understanding factors that influence advocacy results
Module4: How to describe the desired advocacy goal
Module5: Mapping advocacy priorities/asks
Module6: Mapping pathways of Change
Module7: Mapping Assumptions
Module8: How to Monitor and Evaluate advocacy interventions

Cost format and Costs

This will be a 3 day face to face course which will take place at Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya and a 90 minute one-to-one coaching session after the course (via Skype) with the course trainers, focusing specifically on your needs. This individual, tailored coaching will support the individual to apply the learning from the course to their work, and offer the opportunity to work through current challenges, difficulties and opportunities with a highly experienced practitioner. The available dates and times for coaching will be provided by the trainers in advance of the course. Coaching terms and conditions will be provided upon application. The cost of this course is USD 500 non-residential (includes training materials, 90-minute individual coaching session, lunch and refreshments).

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We have certain costs associated with delivery that cannot be recouped when we have last minute cancellations. Full refunds (less a $50 processing fee) will be made up to 3 weeks prior to the training. These refunds may take up to 4 week to process. While we understand that personal or work related conflicts can arise from time to time, please note that refunds are not issues under any circumstances within 3 weeks of delivery. Registration may be transferred for the entire course to another person within your organisation until 24 hours before the start of the training. Evidence Frontiers will not transfer registration or provide any refunds for modules that are missed after the start of a course.

If an entire class is cancelled by Evidence Frontiers for any reasons, Evidence Frontiers will issue participants a full refund.

Application Details

Participants are kindly requested to register and make payment by 10th August 2022. Unfortunately, as per our policy, we are only allowed to admit 15-20 participants per training, therefore admissions will be on a first come basis based on those who will have registered and made their payment on or before the deadline. To book your place in this training kindly click:  or contact us:

Evidence Frontiers Training Team
Telephone: +254 721 943 008 / 0799 847 605 / 0722 980 273


September 14, 2022 @ 8:00 am
September 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Evidence Frontiers
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