A situational assessment is a systematic process to gather, analyze, synthesize and communicate data to inform planning decisions. We have simplified this often complex process in to six strategic steps:
Step 1: Identify key questions to be answered
Step 2: Develop a data gathering plan
Step 3: Gather the data
Step 4: Organize, synthesize and summarize the data
Step 5: Communicate the information
Step 6: Consider how to proceed with planning
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