The BEST Program Theory of Change (ToC) provides the desired outcomes of the Program, expected intermediate results for learners, proposed strategies and the range of options for implementation.  It shows how change may occur in order to address problems, how interventions inter-relate and contribute to achievement of end of program outcomes, given certain assumptions.

It builds on the problem analysis, the causal model and lessons learnt from past experience of DepEd, DFAT and other development partners. It is based on a thorough and careful analysis of how change can occur in the Philippines context, considering political structures and processes, institutional culture and organisational capability, and evidence.