A complete outcome statement includes five parts:

What we are try­ing to change described in spe­cif­ic terms, such as acres of habi­tat, or pop­u­la­tion size of par­tic­u­lar tar­gets, or meet­ing water qual­i­ty thresh­olds for par­tic­u­lar pollutants.

The mag­ni­tude of change, expressed in mea­sur­able units (either absolute units or per­cent change against a spec­i­fied baseline).

Con­text for intend­ed out­comes (e.g., geog­ra­phy where the change will occur)

Time frame with­in which the out­come or por­tion of an out­come is expect­ed to occur

Spe­cif­ic mea­sur­able indi­ca­tor that will be used to assess achieve­ment of the result (see fur­ther dis­cus­sion of indi­ca­tors in mea­sures and mon­i­tor­ing section).