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, this excel-based tool organizes evaluation, guides auditors through the process and automates reporting outputs.
The Open Standards set teams up for evaluations and assessments. Results chains provide frameworks for identifying key evaluation questions. Where teams wish to evaluate but did not start out with an explicit theory of change, results chains may be generated retrospectively to frame key questions for evaluation.
O’Neill E and O’Connor S. (2018). Conservation audit tool and guidance. Conservation Measures Partnership.