3.5 Assumptions (iv)
You now move on to consider the assumptions at the 'outputs to purpose' level. Some of them may be the same as at the level below, for example the assumption about the Forestry Commission providing support to the project.
It is not necessary to repeat this assumption here. By convention, assumptions at one level are assumed also to apply at all higher levels.
However, assumptions at higher levels are often qualitatively different from those you have discussed so far. Rather than relating to operational boundary setting questions, they more often refer to external factors which are, by nature, outside the control of the project.
Assumptions of this kind often related to economic and political conditions, and to the climate and other aspects of the natural environment outside of the project's control.
Can you think of some assumptions the project is making about these external aspects? Fill in the boxes and then see what assumptions I thought of.
Here are some possible assumptions at this level.
The first two assumptions were both mentioned by speakers on the video of the case study.