Our strategy

We have a five-year theory of change to guide the organisation in achieving long-term objectives. Supporting this overall vision we have multi-year strategies for each area of our work and campaigns which are reviewed on an annual basis.   

Our theory of change was developed to help us achieve our mission and ambition: 

By 2020, our work will lead to measurable reductions in environmental crime, abuse and exploitation due to progressive policies based on rigorous evidence and analysis. 

To achieve this objective we monitor and evaluate our results closely via a tracking system. Our theory of change will be reviewed and updated in 2020. 

There are three main preconditions for the change we are working towards: 

Decision makers acknowledge the need for change: 

  • A policy-led approach requires winning the argument with decision-makers 
  • EIA’s approach to influencing policymakers is through identifying relevant actors and producing credible evidence and analysis that will convince them of the need for change, typically working alongside appropriate partners.  

Decision makers commit to implementing progressive policies: 

  • Once decision-makers acknowledge the need for change, they need to develop and implement policies that will support the long-term outcomes. 
  • EIA’s approach is to challenge and support decision makers to make strong, lasting commitments that will lead to positive environmental outcomes.  

Policy change is monitored and enforced: 

  • Policy change is only effective when it is enforced on the ground.  
  • EIA’s approach is to call for strong monitoring and enforcement, and to conduct its own monitoring on the ground and highlight progress (or lack of progress) in each campaign area.

We have detailed threeyear strategies for each of our four areas and campaigns, through which every activity is linked to achieving specific results, all of which flow into realising the theory of change. If you have any questions about our strategy please contact us.