Technical assistance is ultimately about changing an organization by improving their performance. Often the success of the TA provider will depend, in part, on how ready the beneficiary organization is for change and how well the TA provider can manage that change. The challenges a TA provider may encounter during an engagement can often be avoided by assessing the organization’s readiness for change prior to providing TA. The following chapter provides resources and tools to assist a TA provider in assessing readiness for change and managing change. Assessing readiness-for-change is a practice adapted from for-profit management consulting and the related disciplines of change management and organizational development. Why assess readiness for change? In short, your chances for success improve when you work with organizations that are ready and able to commit to change. As a TA provider, you have a greater return on your investment, and you’re less likely to invest time, energy, and resources in an unproductive TA engagement.