Habitat for Humanity’s International Theory of Change is designed to reflect Habitat’s vision and mission.
It provides high-level direction that unifies our work and drives us towards a greater long-term contribution, and deeper impact in the communities we serve.
The Theory of Change evolves our understanding of how to address inadequate housing worldwide, specifically by:
- Placing people at the centre of all our work and highlighting their role in defining and realising the ways they will improve their lives.
- Asking us to start our work by examining the root causes of inadequate housing, from the power imbalances caused by systemic bias to disruptive trends and events.
- Compelling us to apply a housing ecosystem lens (see below) to our work, helping us to understand the factors that support or hamper people on their housing journey.
- Helping us to link our specific programmes with the larger outcomes and impacts we envision.