IPCE Theory of Change
The IPCE Theory of Change explains how the Institute contributes to more informed and engaged communities. The theory is an effort to connect our assumptions, inputs, activities, outcomes, and impacts. We regularly check in with our Theory of Change by comparing our program outcomes with the hypothesized outcomes of the theory. In this way the work of the Institute constitutes ‘research in action,’ an iterative process through which our programs are informed by research and the research is informed by our programs.
IPCE conducts and supports research on civic engagement practice and theory. Our research emphasizes the use of technology to enhance and inform citizen engagement in our democracy, as well as to enhance and inform government decision-making and service delivery.