25.11.2020, Online (Zoom)

How to plan a project with Theory of Change?


In the last years, the expectation that development projects focus more on their impacts (rather than just the smooth implementation of the project measures) has risen dramatically. Organisations and project staff struggle with high expectations to prove "impact" and with a multitude of definitions, concepts, and tools on the market.

They face with questions such as:

  • What makes up the impact chain of a project showing the underlying theory of change?
  • How can we keep an eye on unplanned and even negative impacts of our project?
  • How to find indicators to measure qualitative aspects?

This workshop will answer the above questions, and specifically, will enhance your ability to plan systematically in an impact-oriented way.


What will you learn in this workshop?

  • A better understanding of the significance of "Theory of Change" in the field of development cooperation and for the concrete project work.
  • How to increase the impact of your project by practicing impact-oriented project planning
  • How to assess qualitative impacts

By the end of this workshop, you will know how to:

  • Develop a Theory of Change
  • Define indicators for qualitative impacts


Who is this workshop for:

Participants shall be from organisations dealing with projects and programmes of development cooperation in all fields being responsible or involved in activities of project cycle management. Knowledge of formalized planning procedures like log frame-planning and the use of project cycle management is neither required nor will be taught.


Workshop methodology:

Exploring the significance of impact orientation in development cooperation and project work will lay a common ground. Then the workshop focuses on practical challenges of developing a Theory of Change step by step. When possible, inter-active methods will be used.

At the end you will receive the presentation shown and links as reference materials.


As the workshop language is English, it is necessary that all participants are fluent in the same.


Trainer Profile: 

Beate Holthusen, M.A. in Economics & Socioeconomics, Germany. She worked for more than 25 years as a development consultant, process advisor, trainer, and moderator. Ms. Holthusen has conducted training in Results-Based Management / Impact Orientation to NGO project staff in several countries in Asia (e.g. India, Nepal, Indonesia, Viet Nam), Africa and Latin America. 

Malathi K.S, Ph. D in Sociology (Social Network Analysis), Manager, Karl Kübel Foundation, India. She has been a trainer, evaluator, and a researcher for over 15 years, apart from being a co-facilitator for over 30 international workshops on Impact Orientation.  She brings in target-specific discussions on women, children, volunteers, community organisations and, pedagogies on SDGs. 


Registration and organisational details:

The cost per person for the Zoom-Web-Training is:      3.200 Rs. (incl. 18% GST) / 40 Euro


For online registration, please go to the English homepage of Karl Kübel Stiftung (https://www.kkstiftung.de/en/workshops/index.htm) and choose the concerned link. Your registration will be confirmed by mail soon after it has reached us.

Payment for Non-Indians will be made online. You will receive your confirmation and invoice soon after

Registration Deadline will be September 04, 2020


For any clarification, please, contact Mrs. Sabine Beier, Karl Kübel Stiftung für Kind und Familie, Germany
Tel:  0049 (0)6251 7005-22/Fax: 0049 (0)6251 7005-65; Email: s.beier(at)kkstiftung.de