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Environmental Planning Issues No. 27, July 2006 A REVIEW OF MONITORING MECHANISMS FOR NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

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Document begins: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Environmental Planning Issues No. 27, July 2006 A REVIEW OF MONITORING MECHANISMS FOR NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES By Barry Dalal-Clayton and Steve Bass IIED A report prepared for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris CONTENTS Summary 4 Acknowledgements 4 1 Introduction 5 2 Approaches to NSDS monitoring 7 2.1 National peer reviews 7 2.2 Internal reviews 10 2.3 External auditing 13 2.4 Parliamentary reviews 16 2.5 Budgetary reviews 19 2.6 Indicator-based and quantitative monitoring 21 2.7 Public, local monitoring 24 2.8 International monitoring 25 Reports to CSD and UN conferences, and national progress reports 25 Monitoring the EU strategy 27 3 Monitoring poverty reduction strategies 29 4 Recommended requirements and principles/criteria for effective NSDS monitoring 33 4.1 Monitoring requirements for key strategy elements 33 4.2 Principles and criteria for monitoring strategies 37 4.3 Some reference frameworks for monitoring strategies 38 Strategy principles 38 Millennium development goals 41 Millennium ecosystem assessment 41 5 Post-script on judging the effectiveness of strategy monitoring 42 and on the pros and cons of approaches 5.1 Difficulties in comparing and judging approaches 42 5.2 Pros and cons of approaches 43 References 487 2 Boxes 1.1 ...

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