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Outcome Mapping Practitioner Guide

Preparing to use OM

Before you start to use Outcome Mapping, there are a few things you might need to do, especially determining the acceptance and support of using OM in your organization or for your initiative, the resources that will be required for using OM, and of course, what you want to use OM for (making sure there is a use-focus).

In facilitating the use of OM with different kinds of organizations, practitioners have noticed that the actor-focused perspective resonates most strongl... Read more ▼

What do i need to think of before I want to use Outcome Mapping?

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  3. Four steps to prepare for the OM Intentional Design by Daniel Roduner

How to introduce Outcome Mapping to programmes and teams?

There are many examples of people using OM to adjust conventional program- or project-focused logical frameworks, making them more directly useful to actual field conditions.  There are numerous practical ways of adapting OM, with other tools, so that it becomes a tool to reflect, make sense of data, and use.

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  1. A team’s revelation in understanding the difference between outputs and outcomes by Jeph Mathias

Translations and adaptations of the OM terminology?

OM practitioners from around the world have adapted the OM concepts into the local language

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  1. Outcome Mapping Glossary in Khmer by Sander Schot
  2. Translation of common OM terms in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish and Khmer by Steff Deprez

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