Based on the decades of experience of our partners around the world, COC has created its own vision on social change. As we see it, social change occurs when interventions are executed within five connected pathways (see the information in different colors below). Each pathway is just as crucial as the others, and each pathway provides a fundament for the others. For each pathway, COC has identified steps and interventions for getting from one stage to the next in achieving social change.
We commonly share our vision with our partners in over 35 countries as a basic working model. Those partners can use this vision by adapting it to their own local context. The vision is by no means a blue print. Rather, it is adaptable to any organisation, anywhere around the world. As it is based on their years of experience and the lessons learned by our partners in all types of political and social contexts, our vision is an enabler, allowing an organisation to work more strategically towards social change. Our vision is based on the Theory of Change.