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FSC’S “Theory of Change”, Intended Impacts and Related Indicators
Describing the effectiveness of projects by mapping out the underlying assumptions

© FSC GD - Milan Reska

A Theory of Change (ToC) and the concept of defining an ‘impact chain’ is a way of describing the effectiveness of projects by mapping out the underlying assumptions about how they lead to an intended change. 

For FSC, this means: how do our efforts improve the environmental, social and economic management of forests?


A ToC is regarded as the basis from which organizations can identify their intended impacts and consequently for systematic impact assessments.

FSC’s ToC is not a strategic plan, but the process of developing FSC’s ToC will help us to articulate FSC’s intended impacts, their contribution to wider sustainability goals for the forest sector, and the related pathways and supporting strategies required to achieve FSC‘s mission of ‘promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests’.

In the 4th quarter of 2013 we publicly invited stakeholder comments to the three documents listed below:

  1. FSC Theory of Change Description
  2. FSC Theory of Change Impact Pathway: this is a graphical visualization showing the pathways FSC chooses to achieve its impacts.
  3. A table showing:
  • FSC’s Intended Impacts
  • examples of broader forest-related sustainability goals (suggested by other organizations), which include forest-level issues for which FSC is used
  • FSC’s contributions towards these goals 
  • suggested indicators to measure this impact.

Below you will find the latest English versions of the FSC ToC description and the ToC Impact Pathway based on the stakeholder feedback.

  • Sistema FSC de monitoreo y evaluación: de un vistazo (1 página)
    Sistema FSC de monitoreo y evaluación: de un vistazo (1 página)
  • Teoría del Cambio del FSC: de un vistazo (1 página)
    Teoría del Cambio del FSC: de un vistazo (1 página)

Documents in English (Updated May 2014)

  • Resumen de la Teoría del Cambio del FSC
    Resumen de la Teoría del Cambio del FSC "recompensar el manejo forestal responsable" V-2
  • Impactos previstos del FSC y su contribución a objetivos más amplios de sostenibilidad 2014-01 (VERSIÓN 3)
    Impactos previstos del FSC y su contribución a objetivos más amplios de sostenibilidad 2014-01 (VERSIÓN 3)
  • Teoría del Cambio del FSC - Trayectorias de impacto (Versión 2)
    Teoría del Cambio del FSC - Trayectorias de impacto (Versión 2)

Documents en français (Version 1)

  • FSC - Impacts escomptes y objectifs plus large (VERSION 1)
    FSC - Impacts escomptes y objectifs plus large (VERSION 1)
  • FSC - Théorie du Changement Description (VERSION 1)
    FSC - Théorie du Changement Description (VERSION 1)
  • FSC - TdC - Représentation Graphique (VERSION 1)
    FSC - TdC - Représentation Graphique (VERSION 1)

Documents in Spanish (Version 1)

  • FSC Teoria del Cambio Descripcion 2013-08 Borrador consultacion (VERSION 1)
    FSC Teoria del Cambio Descripcion 2013-08 Borrador consultacion (VERSION 1)
  • FSC Impactos deseados y objectivos generales 2013.08 Borrador consultacion (VERSION 1)
    FSC Impactos deseados y objectivos generales 2013.08 Borrador consultacion (VERSION 1)
  • FSC Teoria del Cambio Vias de Impacto grafica 2013 08 BORRADOR consultacion (VERSION 1)
    FSC Teoria del Cambio Vias de Impacto grafica 2013 08 BORRADOR consultacion (VERSION 1)