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The Light Wheel

An effective approach for measuring holistic change


Cover illustration of the 'Light Wheel' framework for measuring change holistically

Cover illustration of the 'Light Wheel' framework for measuring change holistically

At Tearfund, we believe that transformation in each of the Light Wheel’s nine aspects of well-being is the basis for a full and flourishing life. The Light Wheel tools help us to understand, achieve and measure holistic well-being and to think about the contribution of our work to bringing about holistic change.

The introductory guide to the Light Wheel is written for Tearfund staff and partners, M&E practitioners from across the sector, academics and anyone who is interested in measuring change holistically. The guide will provide you with all the information you need to understand the theory behind the Light Wheel and the purpose of it, and it will guide you as you decide how to use it.

The Light Wheel Toolkit is ideal for those who are interested in directly implementing the Light Wheel in their context. It can be used in a number of different ways, from light touch self-assessment to in-depth impact assessment. The Light Wheel toolkit provides different tools to fit the different needs of users. For advice on which tool is most appropriate for your need, please refer to the Introductory guide above.

Please note that the French version of this resource is an early translation. An updated version will be available by December 2021.

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