Tools and materials to guide your team through your fast-cycle iteration journey
Fast-Cycle Iteration Worksheet
A fillable Fast-Cycle Iteration Worksheet to help your team plan a ToC-based evaluation.
Rapid Learning Methods: Methods to Examine and Improve Social Programs
A report from the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation.
Forming Bonds in Adversity: Fast-Cycle Iteration In Action
A brief case study on how the Forming Bonds in Adversity (Formação de Vínculo na Adversidade) team engaged in fast cycle iteration to understand and improve their impact.
Participatory Action Research and Evaluation
A resource from Organizing Engagement that reviews key definitions and concepts in participatory action research
The Spectrum of Community Engagement to Ownership
A resource from Facilitating Power that describes a spectrum of engagement from ignoring to deferring to.
Theory of Change
Theory of Change PowerPoint template
A fillable ToC template your team can use to draft a ToC, following the steps outlined in the Toolkit.
Printable Theory of Change workshop poster
A ToC poster template your team can print, using the specified dimensions, to draft a ToC following the steps outlined in the Toolkit.
Theory of Change examples library
Theory of Change examples shared by teams who have used the IDEAS framework in the context of their work.
IMPACT Measures Tool
A free tool that allows anyone interested in early childhood measurement and evaluation to search, compare, and access measures scored on four key categories of usability, cost, cultural relevance, and technical merit.
Provides technical assistance based on the IDEAS Impact Framework to programs and organizations across various sectors within the early childhood ecosystem.
Measuring Child Development: A Toolkit for Doing it Right
A resource from the World Bank that offers guidance for selection and adaptation of early childhood measures for use in countries that are low-and-middle-income.
The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation, Second Edition
This resource from the Administration for Children and Families provides practical guidelines for planning and implementing evaluation of programs for children and families.
Program Development, Implementation, and Scaling
A framework to help program developers, evaluators, funders and policy makers attend to factors that can improve implementation and scaling of evidence-based programs.
Dartington Service Design Lab
A position paper highlighting an organization’s activities, actions and organizational changes as they work towards embedding an anti-racist approach in research and design.
Ideas framework in action
Publications about programs that have used the IDEAS Framework
“Evidence for attachment vitamins: a trauma-informed universal prevention programme for parents of young children”
“Effects of an Online Play-Based Parenting Program on Child Development and the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interaction: A Randomized Controlled Trial”
“A Personalized Remote Video-Feedback Universal Parenting Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial”
“Development and nationwide implementation of a post discharge responsive parenting intervention program for very preterm born children: The TOP program”