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The Office of Diversity and Equity Finalizes Their Theory of Change Process

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In Spring 2017, the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) underwent a Theory of Change process. The intention of the process was to help clarify, shape, and improve the impact of ODE’s efforts.  This was done by identifying expected and desired change, and then mapping out how those changes can be achieved.   

Why a Theory of Change Process?

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ODE Director, Dr. Jei Africa in TOC process

Theory of Change (TOC) is a comprehensive description of an expected and desired change. It is focused on mapping out what a program does and how this will lead to the desired change. It does this through a process of backwards mapping, identifying outcomes, indicators that demonstrate when the outcomes have been achieved and interventions to bring forth the indicators. Through this process, the link between activities and achievements are better understood.   Read more