ASL partners have been implementing pilot actions, aimed at achieving social transformation in their territories, throughout a continuous process of social innovation where it is important to observe if social changes occur.

The impact assessment of the pilot actions was made using the Theory of Change and Contribution Analysis, which represents a cause-effect chain between activities and outcomes. The diagrams resulted from the partners mapping their territorial needs to establish the social problem and planning the implementation of the pilot actions.

Each diagram consists of a set of activities and outputs defined by the promotors. The activities are supposed to generate immediate, intermediate and long-term results. For each, outcome indicators are defined to measure and determine the actual impact.

The implementation of a pilot action of social innovation will always have to take into account three factors: context and external influences, assumptions, and risks.

You can draw your own Theory of Change Diagram

Theory of Change Diagram
Critical external aspects to the actors that characterize external environment of the action
Why stimulating this action
Aspects that may restrict the implementation of the action