Theories of change and logic models

Content for the week of Monday, September 7, 2020–Friday, September 11, 2020


  • Chapter 2 in Impact Evaluation in Practice Paul J. Gertler et al., Impact Evaluation in Practice, 2nd ed. (Inter-American Development Bank; World Bank, 2016),
  • Chapter 2 in Evaluation: A Systematic Approach Peter H. Rossi, Mark W. Lipsey, and Gary T. Henry, Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, 8th ed. (Los Angeles: Sage, 2019). This is available on iCollege.
  • Chapter 3 in Evaluation: A Systematic Approach Rossi, Lipsey, and Henry, Evaluation. This is available on iCollege.


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