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Phase 2: Map Strategies & Places

  1. Iden­ti­fy Can­di­date Strate­gies. Artic­u­late poten­tial strate­gies to meet your goals, using insights gained in the sit­u­a­tion analy­sis to con­sid­er both known and nov­el strate­gies and to seek strate­gies that lead to sys­temic change.
  2. Con­struct Results Chains. Artic­u­late the log­ic for why pro­posed actions will change an unde­sired state to a desired state. Artic­u­late the assump­tions nec­es­sary for this to hap­pen, and syn­the­size evi­dence regard­ing these assumptions.
  3. Strat­e­gy and Oppor­tu­ni­ty Map­ping. Char­ac­ter­ize the poten­tial mag­ni­tude of the effect of dif­fer­ent can­di­date strate­gies, enabling the eval­u­a­tion of the con­tri­bu­tion of each strat­e­gy toward stat­ed goals. This allows an esti­mate of the con­ser­va­tion return on invest­ment (ROI) for each strat­e­gy, which can inform the selec­tion of which strate­gies to imple­ment. Strat­e­gy and oppor­tu­ni­ty map­ping also aids the imple­men­ta­tion of select­ed strate­gies by iden­ti­fy­ing where each strat­e­gy can most effec­tive­ly touch down in space.
  4. Select Strat­e­gy or Strate­gies. Iden­ti­fy strate­gies that, if suc­cess­ful­ly pur­sued, at least meet the min­i­mum goal, have rel­a­tive­ly good con­ser­va­tion ROI, avoid neg­a­tive impacts to vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple, and have accept­able lev­els of finan­cial and rep­u­ta­tion­al risk.
  5. Share Advances in Knowl­edge Through Rel­e­vant Path­ways. Iden­ti­fy the key lessons you have learned in the process of map­ping strate­gies and oppor­tu­ni­ties, deter­mine who needs or will use that knowl­edge, then doc­u­ment and dis­sem­i­nate appropriately.