Featured Publications


Systems Thinking: A View from the Trenches

 

In recent years, systems thinking—a discipline that helps us understand interdependent structures of dynamic systems—has emerged as a powerful force for change in the philanthropic world. Borne out of the realization that significant and sustainable social change requires more than discrete interventions, systems thinking has become de rigueur for any foundation looking to create impact at scale. Read More…

 

 

Using Contribution Analysis to Explore Potential Causal Linkages in Advocacy and Policy Change

In advocacy and policy change evaluation work, contribution analysis can be a useful method for identifying possible causal linkages and determining the strength of the causal connection. It features vigorous testing of alternative explanations to a theory of change – strengthening the rigor of the evaluation and the confidence in the findings. Read More…