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Civicus Strategic Planning guide. Planning tools: Problem Tree Analysis. Problem tree analysis is central to many forms of project planning and is well developed among development agencies. Problem tree analysis (also called Situational analysis or just Problem analysis) helps to find solutions by mapping out the anatomy of cause and effect around an issue in a similar way to a Mind map, but with more structure. This brings several advantages: The problem can be broken down into manageable and definable chunks. This enables a clearer prioritisation of factors and helps focus objectives;There is more understanding of the problem and its often interconnected and even contradictory causes. Problem tree analysis is best carried out in a small focus group of about six to eight people using flip chart paper or an overhead transparency. Next, the group identify the causes of the focal problem - these become the roots - and then identify the consequences, which become the branches.

Discussion questions might include: Does this represent the reality? Planning tools. This page presents planning and monitoring tools that are alternatives to ‘logframes’. They all provide structured ways of analysing behaviours and relationships and identifying ‘who has to do what’ to achieve goals. There are significant overlaps between them. This is not a comprehensive list. The tools would need to be complemented with detailed implementation plans. Theory of change Keystone has developed a guide and interactive template for developing a theory of change. The method involves: Working with collaborators to identify a vision of success – what the desired social changes would look like.Identifying who has to do what to achieve and sustain those changes, including all relevant actors. Outcome mapping Outcome mapping was developed by IDRC. Outcomes and progress markers are usually identified in dialogue with boundary partners.

Social framework The Social Framework was developed by Rick Davies. Participatory Impact Pathway Analysis Like this: Like Loading... Strategic Plan Builder. Inspiring Supporter Action. Advocacy Action Guide. Cutting the Diamond - Advocacy strategy.