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This toolkit is designed to expand the shared knowledge base about adaptive planning in practice. If you have resources such as tools for developing an adaptive strategy such as forecasting methods or ways you explore assumptions and context, along with other practical examples, stories, case studies, or insights, please add them to the toolkit.
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Addressing complex societal problems requires taking an adaptive approach. Developing comprehensive strategies for how to get to a goal works in some contexts, but these types of plans are often insufficient in the face of a rapidly changing environment. Instead of focusing on strategies, the focus in adaptive planning is on understanding the desired results and then understanding the context and assumptions about how to get to that change. Put another way, you plan for adaption by focusing on the results.
This toolkit is designed to walk through an adaptive planning process, from defining the results to how to explore the environmental context and assumptions to how to then engage in strategy and action planning. It includes examples, tools, tips and, practical and accessible resources, building on Spark’s 10 years of experience in the field as well as that of our partners.