Designing Monitoring and Evaluation Approaches (FOS 2019)

This guide provides an excellent high-level overview of monitoring and evaluation design concepts. It clarifies that teams should consider their resources and need for precision and establishing causality when choosing their M&E design. This guide is not intended to be…

Defining and Using Evidence in Conservation Practice

This excellent journal paper seeks to integrate evidence-based conservation with the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and is freely available online here from the new SCB journal Conservation Science and Practice. Being a journal paper rather than user…

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…

Climate-smart Open Standards

This series of 4 webinar recordings by Marcia Brown (FOS) and John Morrison (WWF) provides an overview of the Climate-Smart Open Standards.  Another good base resource is the National Wildlife Federation’s Climate-Smart Conservation. Briefly, several adjustments to the Open Standards…

Conservation Audit Tool and Guidance (CMP 2018)

Use this Conservation audit tool to analyze strengths and weaknesses in conservation programs against the Open Standards and define what changes are needed to adapt management for better outcomes. Developed and refined for CMP by Elizabeth O’Neill and Sheila O’Connor,…

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…