Glossary

Before you start learning, look at some words related to social impact.

Theory of Change :

A theory of change is a method that explains how a given intervention, or set of interventions, are expected to lead to a specific development change, drawing on a causal analysis based on available evidence.

Experimental Designe:

A method of research in the social sciences (such as sociology or psychology) in which a controlled experimental factor is subjected to special treatment for purposes of comparison with a factor kept constant.

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) :

A randomized controlled trial (RCT) is an experimental form of impact evaluation in which the population receiving the programme or policy intervention is chosen at random from the eligible population, and a control group is also chosen at random from the same eligible population. It tests the extent to which specific, planned impacts are being achieved. The distinguishing feature of an RCT is the random assignment of units (e.g. people, schools, villages, etc.) to the intervention or control groups. One of its strengths is that it provides a very powerful response to questions of causality, helping evaluators and programme implementers to know that what is being achieved is as a result of the intervention and not anything else.

KOICA :

Korea International Cooperation Agency, which leads the international aid by South Korea.

DFID :

Department for International Development which leads the international aid by The UK.

USAID :

United States Agency for International Development which leads the international aid by The USA.

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Social Innovation in South Korea

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