Webinar Transcript Intro to Program Design

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Introduction to Program Design: Developing Your Theory of Change

Hosted on February 25, 2020, this webinar was presented by Floor De Ruijter, Switchboard Program Officer for M&E; Daniele Elizaire, M&E Consultant; and Pat Curran, Youth Program Supervisor at the IRC.

Wondering how theories of change are key to strong program design? Confused about terms like “logic model,” “theory of change,” and “logical framework (logframe)”? The webinar will include an overview of key terms and definitions related to program design, provide tips for incorporating a gender-sensitive approach, and present a real-world example of the development of a theory of change in a program serving refugee youth.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Define key terms associated with program design (“logic model,” “theory of change,” and “logframe”);
  • Describe why theories of change are important to program design;
  • Describe how to use a theory of change when designing your program; and
  • Name ways to incorporate gender-sensitive approaches in program design.


Navigate this webinar with the timestamps listed below: 

0:00 – Introduction to Switchboard
2:24 – Introduction to Speakers and Webinar Objectives
4:10 – Understanding Theories of Change
23:25 – Developing a Theory of Change
29:28 – Ensuring Your Theory of Change is Gender-Sensitive
43:01 – Case Study
55:52 – Q&A