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Measures of Success : Designing, Managing, and Monitoring Conservation and Development Projects - Nick Salafsky

Measures of Success

Designing, Managing, and Monitoring Conservation and Development Projects

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Published: 1st June 1998
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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.The book presents a systematic approach to improving the focus, effectiveness, and efficiency of projects, with specific guidelines and advice on:designing a realistic conceptual framework based on local site conditions developing clearly defined goals, objectives, and activities creating a monitoring plan that can be used to assess whether goals and objectives are being met integrating social and biological science techniques to collect the most relevant and useful data in the most cost-effective way using the information obtained through the monitoring plan to modify the project and learn from the resultThe 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.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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Clarify Group's Missionp. 15
Design a Conceptual Model Based on Local Site Conditionsp. 27
Develop a Management Plan: Goals, Objectives, Activitiesp. 59
Develop a Monitoring Planp. 83
Implement Management and Monitoring Plansp. 105
Analyze Data and Communicate Resultsp. 179
Use Results to Adapt and Learnp. 221
Project Plans for Scenariosp. 233
App. B: Glossary of Select Termsp. 347
Indexp. 357
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ISBN: 9781559636124
ISBN-10: 1559636122
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st June 1998
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.6  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 1.06
Edition Number: 4