Healthy Country Planning

Healthy Country Planning is an adaptation of the Open Standards developed for use in participative and cross-cultural situations. The language of the OS have been translated into simpler terms, a colour coding system adopted and a flow chart of how all…

CAP Excel workbooks

Conservation Action Planning (CAP) is a well-spring of the Open Standards, and was codified in an online CAP Excel workbook. Here we give access to both the original and an updated version of the CAP Excel workbook, which can now…

Basic Open Standards Presentations (CCNet 2012)

Description: These presentations are a “harmonized” set of presentations for Steps 1 and 2 of the Open Standards developed by staff from Foundations of Success, The Nature Conservancy, and WWF.  The complete set is in English, some with French translation.…

Objectives, Indicators and Monitoring Plan (FOS 2013)

Description: Part of the FOS Adaptive Management course, this guide covers the development of a monitoring plan in detail, starting with results chains to develop objectives, allocation of indicators and then consideration of approaches to monitoring and monitoring methods. It…

Objectives, Indicators and Monitoring Plan (FOS 2014)

Description: Part of the FOS Adaptive Management course, this guide covers how to use results chains to develop objectives, allocate indicators to them and go on to develop a monitoring plan, with consideration of methods. Also included here are breakout…

Results Chains (FOS 2014)

Description: This guide covers how to use results chains to test your assumptions of how your strategies are intended to change the situation.  This is also known as theory of change.  It uses shooting jaguars to protect cattle as an…

Goals (FOS 2013)

Description: This guide covers the very first step in developing a formal action plan – defining goals, using the Sacramento River Basin as an example to illustrate points. It is vetted as excellent, but does contain some confusion about whether…