Conceptual Models (FOS 2009)

Description: This short guide was developed to help understand and use conceptual models to document a situation analysis more effectively. It predates integration of human wellbeing and climate change into the Open Standards. Full citation: Foundations of Success. (2009). Using…

Results Chain Guide (FOS 2007)

Description: This short guide was developed to help understand and use results chain more effectively. It predates integration of human wellbeing and climate change into the Open Standards. It is a little theoretical as reality is seldom as linear as…

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…

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…

Goals and Strategies (FOS 2008)

Description: Part of the FOS Adaptive Management course, this guides the first step in developing a formal action plan – defining goals and strategies, using a marine example to illustrate points. Also included here is the breakout instructions for this…