Territory NRM

One of 56 organizations spanning Australia, Territory Natural Resources Management (TNRM) picked up on the Open Standards in 2014. Their first two iterations, the 2005 plan and the 2010 plan, proved difficult to implement, so they turned to the OS…

Glossary of OS terms translated to Lao

The ongoing Integrated Conservation of Biodiversity and Forests project in Laos has been translating and tailoring OS materials for local use. Two key elements of this are Lao translations of: the Glossary of Terms the ‘Steps flowchart’ that has been…

NatureServe Vista

NatureServe Vista is a robust conservation assessment and planning software. It is an extension to ArcGIS 10.x in continuous release since 2004. The tool’s functions fit well with the spatial aspects of the Open Standards and it works well in…

Defining Outcomes and Indicators (USAID 2016)

Description: This how-to guide on defining outcomes and indicators for monitoring, evaluation, and learning uses the results chains developed in the USAID results chain guide. It provides help identifying key results for developing outcome statements and indicators. It is part…

Using Results Chains (USAID 2016)

Description: This how-to guide on results chains builds off the situation model guide. It helps design teams clearly depict the program’s theory of change by using results chains as a logic model that focuses on expected results and the programmatic…

Developing Situation Models (USAID, 2016)

Description: This how-to guide focuses on how to develop situation models (aka conceptual models) to map out the biodiversity conservation problem context to be addressed. It is part of a three volume set. Full citation: United States Agency for International…