Pathways for Change: 10 Theories to Inform Advocacy and Policy Change Efforts

Advocates and funders have clear beliefs and assumptions about how policy change will happen. Those underlying theories can be enhanced by considering what different disciplines have learned about what conditions are necessary for success, which tactics to undertake in different situations, and what changes should be achieved along the way. The 10 theories outlined can enhance strategic thinking and provide a basis for meaningful measurement and evaluation.