Environmental policies and programs that lack the ability to demonstrate results are at risk of losing financial and political support. Part of the problem is that programs that do not actively track progress, report results, and adapt as they learn become calcified: they fail to use learning to become more efficient and effective. While nearly every plan or program states that it will be adaptively managed, too often this does not happen because organizations struggle to find the time and expertise to understand the effectiveness of their programs. EI brings that expertise to clients and partners with tailor-made tools and approaches that meet participants’ budgets, priorities, and capacities.
Every adaptive management plan is unique and can go by different names, but the key components of tracking performance and utilizing findings to inform programmatic changes is standard across organizations and sectors.