Results Chains: A Tool for Conservation Action Design, Management, & Evaluation
In recent years, conservation project managers, teams, and organizations have found themselves under increasing pressure to demonstrate measurable impacts that can be attributed to their actions. This article describes results chains, an important tool for helping teams clearly specify their theory of change behind the actions they are implementing. Results chains help teams make their assumptions behind an action explicit and positions the team to develop relevant objectives and indicators to monitor and evaluate whether their actions are having the intended impact.
Margoluis, R., C. Stem, V. Swaminathan, M. Brown, A. Johnson, G. Placci, N. Salafsky and I. Tilders. 2013. Results Chains: a Tool for Conservation Action Design, Management, and Evaluation. Ecology and Society 18 (3): 22. [online] http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol18/iss3/art22/