The Strategic Management Approach, or SMA, is a straightforward planning method designed to help development managers plan and manage successful programs and projects. The SMA is a package of management tools. Some of these tools have been around for more than 30 years, while some are more recent creations, targeted specifically to the needs of development managers today. "Because of its rigorous, systematic, flexible approach, the SMA has helped our programs to succeed by improving overall project management. The SMA has guided the design of our strategies and projects, ensuring sound decisionmaking and achievement of our conservation outcomes." * Efrain Niembro, Director Of Operations, Mexico And Central America Department, Conservation International "This is a much needed book, with a critical emphasis on strategy. I have been looking for something like this, and I can tell you it doesn't exist." * Steve Arnold, Ph. D., Former Director, International Development Program, School of International Service, American University and currently Senior Lecturer, Evans School of Public Policy, University of Washington "Just a note to let you know that the SMA is filtering down into all sorts of crevices in remote places. We are applying it with local project staff (all village people) and emphasizing the logical process. It has been accepted with great enthusiasm and seen as a great need for making the leadership of the communities work better. They can now better understand the process involved in designing activities in relation to a common vision while also budgeting resources accordingly rather than just choosing figures from the sky. This is the first time anything like this has been done here at the ground level." * Roger James, Village Resource Management Specialist, Makira, Solomon Islands
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