(September 2022): What Difference do our Projects make?


Date: 20 and 22 September 2022
Time: 9:00-14:30 CEST
Location: online (zoom)
Lisa Ringhofer
Bonus: 30 days access to TripleFunds

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What Difference do our Projects make?
Using a Theory of Change to plan and assess Changes


This training provides you with a clear conceptual overview and very practical guidance on the different steps involved in setting up a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) plan for your project that captures CHANGE!

We will design a Theory of Change as a starting point for anticipating and assessing changes (in people’s behaviour, skills, knowledge, institutional changes, etc.) and will use these ‘areas of change’ for setting up our MEAL plan. We will reflect on good indicators and learn a wide range of participatory and interactive tools and methods to assess these.


How is the course structure? 

The training consists of two half days of live interactive online sessions, plus individual and group work. Total time commitment over the period of the course is up to 14 hours:

  • 1 hour pre-reading/pre-training survey
  • 11 hours of live online sessions
  • 1-2 hours of self-paced activities (intersession task)

You will work in breakout rooms, use case studies and co-create documents.

What will you learn?

  • M&E/MEL/MEAL – How do they differ?
  • Comparing and contrasting a Theory of Change and a Logframe
  • Building an outcomes pathway – the ‘heartpiece’ of a Theory of Change
  • Linking the Theory of Change to a MEAL plan
  • Defining indicators
  • Introducing some (participatory) tools & methods for assessing change

When does the training take place?

Day 1 – 20 September 2022, 09:00am – 14:30pm CEST

  • Clarifying the terms M&E/MEL/MEAL
  • Logframe and Theory of Change: Differences and commonalities
  • Examples of a Theory of Change
  • The ‘heartpieces’ of a Theory of Change – outcomes pathways and assumptions
  • Group activity: building a Theory of Change

Intersession task: Completing the Theory of Change (can be done individually)


Day 2 – 22 September 2022, 09:00am – 14:30 CEST

  • Linking the Theory of Change to a MEAL plan
  • Defining indicators
  • Introducing a range of (participatory) tools & methods for assessing change
  • Group and individual activities

Where does the training take place?

The training takes place online via zoom. All you need is a stable Internet connection. There will be no recording.

How much does it cost?

The price is €299.- and TripleFunds members get a 20% discount (€240.-). As a bonus, you get 30 days access to TripleFunds, our online database with 4,000 calls for proposals and donor profiles for international development cooperation and humanitarian aid.

Who is it for?

This training is for people working in development cooperation with some experience of M&E, who want a deeper understanding of how to use a Theory of Change model as a basis for planning and systematically assessing changes. You need some basic knowledge of the Logframe.


Do I get a certificate?

Yes sure. You will receive a training certificate at the end of the course.

Who is the trainer?

Lisa Ringhofer is the Co-Founder of TripleMinds. As a passionate development practitioner for almost 20 years, Lisa has spent various years managing international cooperation projects ‘in the field’. She has accompanied many non-profits in setting up their M&E frameworks and impact assessments and loves passing on this practical knowledge in all her trainings.


Any more questions?

Please feel free to contact us at office(a)triple-minds.com or book a zoom call with us here.