Jirinia Foltysova

Spring

The Reciprocal Relationship Between Implementation Theory and Program Theory in Assisting Program Design and Decision-Making

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27-41

The focus of this article is how Theory Driven Evaluation (TDE) and two of its central tenets—program theory and implementation theory—can be simultaneously used to inform and assist programmatic decision-making. The article argues there is a paucity of evaluation literature demonstrating how program theory can be beneficial to the design and interpretation of implementation theory. A case example is used to illustrate the importance of program theory in developing and interpreting implementation theory.