Table 4. Evaluation criteria for tools grouped into their general capabilities, their use in practice, and the products they generate.

Tools  
Does it enable expression or understanding of uncertainty?
 
Are the results readily communicable to target groups?
 
Are the results easily aggregated and summarized?
 
Are the results clear and appealing to distant/central policy/decision makers?
 
Does it provide reasonable levels of accuracy?
 
Does it provide reasonable levels of precision?
Bayesian belief network and system dynamic model  
Yes
 
No
 
Yes
 
Probably, yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Discourse-based valuation  
Yes
 
Variable
 
Yes
 
Unknown
 
Yes
 
Yes
4Rs framework  
Yes
 
Variable
 
No
 
Yes
 
Depends on use
 
Depends on use
Participatory mapping  
No
 
Yes
 
No
 
No
 
Possible, depends on use
 
Depends on use
Pebble Distribution Method  
Yes (replication and explanation)
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Possible, depends on use
 
Yes
Future scenarios  
Yes
 
No, difficult with illiterate stakeholders
 
No
 
Unclear
 
Variable
 
Depends on use
Spidergram  
Partial
 
Yes
 
Sometimes
 
Unclear
 
Depends on use
 
Depends on use
Venn diagram  
Depends on use
 
Yes
 
Unknown
 
Depends on presentation
 
Depends on use
 
Depends on use
Who Counts Matrix  
Depends on use
 
Depends on use and the way in which results are communicated
 
Unknown
 
Depends on presentation
 
Depends on use
 
Depends on use