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, Page 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 Wörlen, 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.