Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of Global Studies, Faculty of Global Engagement
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2017/12
Type Book(s)
Title Evaluating Mitigation Projects through a Theory of No Change (a chapter in "Evaluation for Agenda 2030. Providing Evidence for Progress and Sustainability")
Contribution Type Single author
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Exeter, UK; International Development Evaluation Association, IDEAS
Volume, Issue, Pages pp.335-346
Total page number 424
Author and coauthor Miyaguchi, T.
Details A program theory concept known as the Theory of No Change (TONC), put forth by Christine W├Ârlen, provides an evaluation framework that is especially applicable to such CCM project interventions, and can serve as a useful tool in assessing how likely (or not) it is that interventions will achieve a market transformation. With close reference to the TONC evaluation framework, this chapter identifies and analyzes eight different CCM projects, from five different ASEAN countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Important findings from this analysis include the following: almost all the projects studied addressed barriers of ignorance and lack of expertise for all agent groups (consumers, supply chain, policy makers, and financiers); none of the projects has specifically addressed the barrier of cost effectiveness; and only a few projects specifically focus on harnessing the interest and/or motivation of relevant agent groups.