Causal Loop Diagram (CLD)

A Causal Loop Diagram (CLD) is a simple and elegant way of capturing all kinds of intrinsic relationships within systems. One can think of a CLD as a language for describing a system and its internal relationships. These relationships are often hidden and obscure, even to those directly impacted by the interactions. In the words of Peter Senge, CLDs “provide a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than things, for seeing patterns of change rather than static snapshots”. Maani, Kambiz E.. Multi-Stakeholder Decision Making for Complex Problems: A Systems Thinking Approach with Cases (p. 28). WSPC co-published with Now Publisher. Kindle Edition.

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