Plan Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

An essential component of plan implementation will be the development of a suite of indicators to assess plan outcomes or performance against EBM goals, objectives and strategies. The plan requires a practical and transparent reporting system to enable all participating governments, agencies and sector groups to demonstrate plan implementation by integrating its strategies into their regular courses of business.

A second aspect of PNCIMA plan performance evaluation will focus on the effectiveness of the integrated management process itself, particularly in terms of value added to those involved. Evaluation of process effectiveness may include consideration of key aspects of integrated management, such as engagement, endorsement, communication and conflict prevention/resolution. The evaluation may also include assessments of adherence to principles and objectives, as well as reviews of the effectiveness of the collaborative planning model. In general, the identification of any efficiencies gained through participation in the integrated management of the PNCIMA LOMA will serve as indicators of success of the process.

The plan will undergo a comprehensive review every five years to assess progress made towards the EBM goals and objectives, and to review indicators. Less formal evaluations will be conducted at regular intervals to assess short-term progress on the implementation of strategies. Mechanisms for evaluation may include the use of external specialists or reviewers and the production of regular reports that describe annual progress and achievements.

Findings from the performance evaluation and reporting process, along with emerging management needs and priorities, will be considered and, where appropriate, incorporated into implementation so that the plan reflects changing circumstances and conditions as they arise. This adaptive approach will allow information about the past to feed back into management and improve the way it is conducted in the future. For example, where improved knowledge or monitoring results indicate that different strategies or management approaches would be better suited to achieving EBM goals and objectives, the parties will respond to those needs.