Synthesize evidence to identify strongest pathways of influence for each primary interest and narrow in on key challenges impacting the most primary interests.

Sit­u­a­tion analy­sis dia­grams often become large and messy. These are com­plex sys­tems, after all! This is a crit­i­cal step where the goal is to iden­ti­fy the strength of con­nec­tions you have so far iden­ti­fied in your dia­gram, ensur­ing that the dom­i­nant dri­vers of the cur­rent con­di­tion are agreed upon and rep­re­sent­ed. It may be help­ful to rep­re­sent the strength of each path­way by chang­ing the weight of arrows that con­nect them, using dif­fer­ent col­ors or using some oth­er means to empha­size the stronger pathways.