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Overview

<p>Measures of Success is a practical, hands-on guide to designing, managing, and measuring the impacts of community-oriented conservation and development projects. It presents a simple, clear, logical, and yet comprehensive approach to developing and implementing effective programs, and can help conservation and development practitioners use principles of adaptive management to test assumptions about their projects and learn from the results.<p>The book presents a systematic approach to improving the focus, effectiveness, and efficiency of projects with specific guidelines and advice on.<p><li>designing a realistic conceptual framework based on local site conditions <li>developing clearly defined goals, objectives, and activities <li>creating a monitoring plan that can be used to assess whether goals and objectives are being met <li>integrating social and biological science techniques to collect the most relevant and useful data in the most cost-effective way <li>using the information obtained through the monitoring plan to modify the project and learn from the result.<p>The text is developed in eight chapters that follow the structure of a planning process from conception to completion, with the chapters linked by four scenarios that serve as teaching case studies throughout the book. Examples from these scenarios illustrate the processes and tools discussed, and each scenario case study is presented in its entirety in an appendix to the volume. The approach has been developed and field tested by practitioners working in many different projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and their experience and input ensure that the guide is both practical and useful.<p>Measures of Success is the only work of its kind currently available, and represents an invaluable resource for field-based practitioners, project managers, and local community leaders, as well as for international NGO staff, college and university teachers and students, researchers, and government officials.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559636124
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Margoluis is director of the Analysis and Adaptive Management Program of the Biodiversity Support Program (BSP).

Nick Salafsky is a senior program officer/scientist for BSP's Biodiversity Conservation Network. BSP is a USAID-funded consortium of World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and World Resources Institute.

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Table of Contents


About the Biodiversity Support Program
Preface
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Clarify Group's Mission
Chapter 3. Design a Conceptual Model Based on Local Site Conditions
Chapter 4. Develop a Management Plan: Goals, Objectives, Activities
Chapter 5. Develop a Monitoring Plan
Chapter 6. Implement Management and Monitoring Plans
Chapter 7. Analyze Data and Communicate Results
Chapter 8. Use Results to Adapt and Learn
 
Appendix A: Project Plans for Scenarios
Appendix B: Glossary of Select Terms
Index
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